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Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

1939-1989

 
 
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 8, 2012
1. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Marker
Inscription. Constructed by the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific Railroads, opened on May 7, 1939. It was considered to be the most impressive railroad station of its type in the entire west.

In it's heyday the terminal covered 52 acres, employed 1,100 persons, served 56 trains per day, and handled 23 million sacks of mail annually.

Through the portals of this historic edifice have passed the great and the near-great of the world.
 
Erected 1989 by Platrix Chapter No. 2 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Southern Pacific Railroad marker series.
 
Location. 34° 3.382′ N, 118° 14.145′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from North Alameda Street near Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located in the North Courtyard of Union Station, adjacent to the boarding entry for Amtrak buses. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 North Vignes Street, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Indians of Southern California
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By Tceng, April 8, 2012
2. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Markers
Located next to the Amtrak bus boarding gate.
(about 700 feet away); Latino Blood, American Hearts (about 700 feet away); In Honor (about 700 feet away); Damien Marchessault (about 700 feet away); Biscailuz Building (about 700 feet away); Avila Adobe (about 800 feet away); The Old Spanish Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. Los Angeles Union Station is an exemplary example of many architectural styles blended into a building giving downtown Los Angeles, therefore the city, part of its architectural personality. It is beautifully maintained and a great place to visit.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 8, 2012
3. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Marker
Adjacent plaque:
50 Years of Service
to the
City of Los Angeles
1939 - 1989

Southern Pacific-Sante Fe-Union Pacific
Dedicated May 7, 1989
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal - L.A. Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Tceng, April 8, 2012
4. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal - L.A. Union Station
 
 
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