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Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal

1939-1989

 
 
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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 0.2 miles south of Cesar Chavez Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch 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: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Our Ancestors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honoring The Lives (about
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By Tceng, April 8, 2012
2. Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Markers
Located next to the Amtrak bus boarding gate.
400 feet away); Headquarters of Commander Robert Field Stockton (about 600 feet away); The Indians of Southern California (about 700 feet away); Plaza Substation (about 700 feet away); Latino Blood, American Hearts (about 700 feet away); In Honor (about 700 feet away); Damien Marchessault (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 part of its architectural personality. It is beautifully maintained and a great place to visit.

The last great train station to be built in this country, it was named Union Passenger Terminal because it was the union of three railroads which previously had stations at separate locations, and terminal because the tracks do not continue past the station, they terminate here. Locals simply refer to it as Union Station.
 
Additional keywords.
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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
Union Station, Amtrak, Metrolink, Metro Red Line, Chinatown
 
Categories. ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars
 
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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By Craig Baker, November 2, 2017
5. This marker is nearby
 
 
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