Union Station Turns 70

Union Station, Dec. 22, 1935

Los Angeles Times file photo

Los Angeles' Union Station formally opened May 3-5, 1939, with a three-day festival that included parades and displays of historic locomotives and streetcars. The Daily Mirror will be posting photos of the station's construction and the opening celebrations. 

Above, Union Station under construction, Dec. 22, 1935, with City Hall and the Hall of Justice in the background. The photograph shows the completed underground passageway from the depot to the tracks.


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2 Responses to Union Station Turns 70

  1. Check out that skyline, and not a freeway in sight.


  2. Mary Mallory says:

    Union Station was built on the site of the original Chinatown, which was rebuilt in the location where it is now.


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