Posted by: coastcontact | May 4, 2014

Los Angeles Union Station Reaches 75

LA Union StationIt was August 1948 when I arrived in Los Angeles. My first view of this city was the parking lot lined with the tall Mexican Fan Palm trees.   Thousands celebrated the 75th anniversary of the iconic Union Station in L.A yesterday. I was there once again.

It’s not the most beautiful building but for many it evokes memories. If nothing else the anniversary celebration provoked a cleaning and polishing of the facility. Recent add-ons to the station have made it a far more attractive site.

Public transportation has received a very big boost in Los Angeles over the past 20 years. This facility has become a significant transit center for that development. Freeways have not provided the transit solution that many believed would be the future for this metropolitan area.

More photos on Los Angeles Photo Gallery link.



  1. Thank u….

    Sent from my iPad


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