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Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Union Station

1939

 
 
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By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
1. Union Station Marker
Inscription.  
Built in Spanish-Colonial style on an Indian village and later Chinese town site by Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroads.
Declared Historic Cultural Monument No.101 by the Cultural Heritage Board, Municipal Arts Department, City of Los Angeles.
 
Erected 1972 by City of Los Angeles. (Marker Number 101.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments series list.
 
Location. 34° 3.369′ N, 118° 14.204′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Alameda Street and Los Angeles Street, on the right when traveling north on Alameda Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 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. In Memory of Our Ancestors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Honoring The Lives (about 300 feet away); Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
Union Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
2. Union Station Marker
(about 300 feet away); Bell of Dolores (about 400 feet away); Antonio Aguilar (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Union Station (about 400 feet away); Placita de Dolores Time Capsule (about 400 feet away); The Indians of Southern California (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Regarding Union Station. Originally called Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, referring to the ‘union’ of formerly separate stations, and ‘terminal’ because the rails end here - they do not pass through. During construction, Chinatown was relocated two blocks north. This is the last of the great railway stations built in the United States. Today it serves Amtrak long distance and regional trains, Metrolink commuter trains, Metro Rail subway and light rail lines, and local buses.
It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
 
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
3. Union Station
Union Station image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 4, 2021
4. Union Station
Union Station Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
Michael J. Locke (CC4.0i) via Wikipedia Commons, August 25, 2009
5. Union Station Waiting Room
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Last updated on January 14, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on January 13, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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