Union Station downtown Los Angeles is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. It opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal and replaced La Grande Station and Central Station. The building combines Dutch Colonial Revival architecture as well as Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style. Quite a nice combination if you ask me.
This building lets one forget time and you have the feeling you are in an old movie. Perfect combination if you go to see downtown Los Angeles and have a bit time to spare. It is just across the road from Rómulo Pico Adobe, La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles and the Avila Adobe.
Compared to New York that is a really small station. But they do not have that much traffic so it is still working quite well.
On either side of the waiting room you find enclosed garden patios.
The waiting room – a nice place to kill some time till your train gets in. The ceiling looks like wood it is actually made of steel.
Big and really comfortable – you do feel like you are in an old black and white movie.
The old Ticket Lobby with the ticket counter on right. There used to be a drinking fountain in the niche at the end of the hall
Yes they still work here
The old Restaurant was the last of the “Harvey House” restaurants. It is closed since a long time now.
The central strip of the floor is made from tera cotta tiles with inlaid marble and travertine.