Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and is known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States.
The grand building is still used as a major Southern California transportation hub with long-distance, regional, and commuter trains and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.
A group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson combined several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne.
The Parkinsons designed many other landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Los Angeles Union Station is one of my favorite buildings to photograph. The color enhanced photographs below are just a sampling of the treasures to be found and enjoyed.
Union Station Information Desk, main entrance
“Track 4, Platform A” sign
Tracks below Union Station
Arrivals sign, main lobby
Ceiling with chandeliers
Harvey House Restaurant at Union Station
Stairwell, colorized photograph
Passageway to Trains, Bus Plaza, and Union Station East
Traxx Restaurant, main lobby
Original ticketing area
Entrance to Metro Red Line
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