Union Station and New Post Office, Downtown Los Angeles, August 7, 1940
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. Four of Amtrak’s long-distance trains originate and terminate here.
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.
The LA Terminal Annex of the USPS was the central mail processing facility for Los Angeles from 1940-1989. It’s lobby contains twelve Federal Art Project murals painted by Boris Deutsch from 1941-1944.
Both Union Station and Terminal Annex are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.