Opened in May 1939, Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States.
Built in 1939, Los Angeles Union Station is a National Historic Landmark, and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the western United States. It’s a well-recognized Art Deco, Spanish Colonial, and Mission Revival-style architectural landmark. Visitors can step back in time in this station which is a major transportation hub for Southern California and traditionally serves almost 110,000 passengers a day.
The station is located across Alameda Street from L.A.'s historic Olvera Street and El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park, but offers a plethora of its own entertainment within, including restaurants, and lush courtyards decorated with orange trees, fan palms and espalier magnolias. Its Grand Waiting Room is adorned with 286 Art Deco mahogany chairs and massive Art Deco chandeliers.
The Patsaouras Transit Plaza on the east side of Union Station features a tiled River Bench, which is a representation of the LA River, and an 80-foot mural by artist Richard Wyatt, which honors the diversity through the many generations of Los Angeles settlers. Many movies have been filmed in this historic space, including Blade Runner, The Dark Knight Rises, and Pearl Harbor.
Molly O, Writer
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800 N Alameda St.
L.A. Union Station