Glendale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Grand Central Air Terminal
Grand Central Air Terminal is an intact example of an early airport passenger terminal and serves as a physical record of pivotal events that helped shape the development of air travel and the aviation industry in Southern California.
The air terminal attracted renowned aviators including Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes, and Charles Lindbergh; became the base of operations for aircraft designers and manufacturers; and served as the west coast terminus of the first regularly scheduled transcontinental commercial passenger air service.
An integral part of the burgeoning film industry, the airport was a favorite arrival and departure point for film stars and studio moguls. The terminal was also a popular filming venue throughout the 1930s. The building is a rare example of spanish colonial revival architecture with art deco influences applied to the design of an early 20th century airport terminal.
Restored by The Walt Disney Company, 2012-2015.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior, March 27, 2017.
Henry L. Gogerty Faia,
Erected 2019 by The Walt Disney Company.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Architecture • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
Location. 34° 9.793′ N, 118° 17.207′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Air Way 0.2 miles south of Sonora Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1310 Air Way, Glendale CA 91201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverside Drive Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. one mile away); Casa Adobe de San Rafael (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spirit of the CCC (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tracks Through Time (approx. 1.3 miles away); El Miradero (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miss American Green Cross (approx. 1˝ miles away); Doctors’ House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
Regarding Grand Central Air Terminal. The terminal building was recently purchased by Disney, completely restored, and reopened as private offices and a museum. Visits are allowed during free monthly tours, with pre-registration on their website.
Also see . . . Reserve a Tour. — Tour information, photos, history. (Submitted on August 8, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 10, 11. submitted on August 28, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 12. submitted on August 21, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.