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Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 and became known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” to be built in the United States. It served Union Pacific, Santa Fe, and Southern Pacific trains.
Union Station is located at 800 North Alameda Street in the northeastern corner of downtown Los Angeles. The station is still a major Southern California transportation hub with long distance, regional, and commuter trains (Amtrak, Amtrak California, and Metrolink) and several Metro Rail subway and light rail lines.
The station was designed by a group of architects led by John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson and has elements of several architectural styles: Dutch Colonial Revival, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne. The Parkinsons designed many landmark buildings in Los Angeles, including Los Angeles City Hall, Bullocks Wilshire, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and several buildings on the University of Southern California campus.
I hope you enjoy my photo colorized images of Los Angeles Union Station. It’s one of my favorite buildings in Los Angeles and I plan to return soon and often.
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