Los Angeles City Hall, Spring Street Courthouse, Union Station, and the Terminal Annex, October 8, 1951
The LA City Hall building is the center of government for the city of Los Angeles and houses the offices of the Mayor and the City Council. From 1928 to 1965, the City Hall was the tallest building in the city, marking its architectural importance. The imposing white Spring Street Courthouse was built from 1937-1940 by the Federal Public Works Administration.
This image shows the relationship between of City Hall and Union Station in Downtown LA. Known as the “Last of the Great Railway Stations” built in the United States, Union Station combines elements of Art Deco, Mission Revival, and Streamline Moderne style and remains a major transportation hub for Southern California.
An LA icon since its construction, Union Station has appeared in in numerous films and TV shows, including Union Station in 1950, Blade Runner>, Bugsy, and To Live and Die in LA. City Hall has been featured in many Films and TV shows, starting with the silent crime drama While the City Sleeps in 1928, soon after its completion. A miniature version of the building was destroyed in the classic 1953 film War of the Worlds.