Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Southern Pacific Railroad series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1929.
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. Located in the North Courtyard of Union Station, adjacent to 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. Union Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Our Ancestors (about 300 feet away); Honoring The Lives (about 400 feet away); Placita de Dolores Time Capsule (about 600 feet away); Antonio Aguilar (about 600 feet away); Bell of Dolores (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Union Station (about 700 feet away); The Indians of Southern California (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,010 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2021, by Tim Wilcox of Los Angeles, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2012, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 5. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.