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Union Station

 
 
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
1. Union Station Marker
Inscription.  Three railroads combined to build Union Station, which, when it was dedicated on May 7, 1939, was the last of the great trains stations to be built in this country. Architects John and Donald Parkinson used Streamline Moderne and Mission Revival styles for the station. Edward Warren Hoak, chief designer for the Parkinson firm, planned the main building and clock tower and most of the details of the interior.

Tres compañías de ferrocarriles se unieron para construir la Union Station, que, cuando se inauguró el 7 de mayo de 1939, fue la última de las grandes estaciones de trenes que se construyó en este país. Los arquitectos John y Donald Parkinson utilizaron una mezcla de los estilos Streamline Moderno y el estilo Misión para la estación. Edward Warren Hoak, es diseñador en jefe de la compañía Parkinson, diseño los edificios principales, la torre del reloj y la mayoría de los detalles del interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 34° 3.395′ N, 118° 14.275′ W. Marker
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
2. Union Station Marker
In the mid-distance behind the fence is The Indians of Southern California marker.
is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Los Angeles Street just east of North Alameda Street, on the right when traveling east. It is embedded in the sidewalk, pointing towards Union Station, which is across Alameda Street from the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 N Alameda St, Los Angeles CA 90012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Indians of Southern California (a few steps from this marker); Bell of Dolores (a few steps from this marker); Antonio Aguilar (a few steps from this marker); Damien Marchessault (a few steps from this marker); Biscailuz Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Homage to Our Mexican-American Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Latino Blood, American Hearts (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza Substation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Union Station. The three railroads mentioned on the marker were the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the Union Pacific Railroad. Also providing passenger service at the station when it opened were the Pacific Electric Railway and the Los Angeles Railway. The railroads using the station today are Amtrak, Metrolink, and Metro Rail—Los Angeles’ subway and light rail system.
 
Los Angeles Union Station image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
3. Los Angeles Union Station
This view is from near the marker. The station, including the clock on the clock tower, is decorated for the Holidays.
Los Angeles Union Station Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
Michael J. Locke (CC4.0i) via Wikipedia Commons, August 25, 2009
4. Los Angeles Union Station Waiting Room
Union Station Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, December 4, 2018
5. Union Station Waiting Room
This view is towards the portal to the train platforms on a sunny day during the holiday season.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   5. submitted on January 10, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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