Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1933/00/00 Robert E McKee Contractor A major portion of the Chinatown is relocated to north Broadway and renamed New Chinatown to make room for a new Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.
1934/00/00 Parkinson and Parkinson Architect Construction begins on the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, a unified complex for Southern Pacific, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe, and the Union Pacific to replace their two depots at different locations. The SP and UP share a single depot.
1934/12/00 Frank Capra Director Frank Capra buys a copy of "Lost Horizon" at a Los Angeles train station (in Capra's autobiography, it is Union Station). Screenwriter Jo Swerling had told Capra about the novel. Lost Horizon (book)
1939/05/07 John H Christie Southern Pacific Chief Architect Designed in a blend of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco style now know as Mission Moderne, Union Station is completed for a reported $11 million and opens with a lavish, star-studded, three-day fiesta attended by a half million people.
1948/00/00 The Santa Fe Railroad's Super Chief loses its brakes coming into the station, crashes through a steel bumper and concrete wall, and stops with one third of the front of the locomotive dangling over Aliso St. No one was killed or injured.

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Particulars for Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Art Deco
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Community Planning and Development
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Mission-Spanish Revival
Architectural Style Moderne
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Area of Significance Railroad
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th November 1980

Registry Name: Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal
Registry Address: 800 N. Alameda St.
Registry Number: 80000811
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: Parkinson,John and Donald B.
Architectural Style: Moderne, Art deco, Mission-spanish revival
Area in Acres: 41
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Community Planning and Development, Transportation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1939
Historic Function: Transportation
Historic Sub-Function: Rail-related
Current Function: Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Rail-related

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