Art Deco in Los Angeles
Name: Union Station
View: View of the Main Entrance Facade. Detail of the recessed arch over the entrance bay, with decorative tile and oculus window.
Architect(s): John Parkinson, 1861-1935; Donald Parkinson, 1895-1945; J.H. Christie
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date: 1934 – 1939
Architecture Style: Art Deco
Catalogue No. ZU10070
The art deco architecture of the main entrance façade of Union Station in Los Angeles, California is a lovely example of American architecture in this time perod. The detail shown in this architecture image shows a deeply recessed arch over the canopy. Consisting of decorative tile, wood beem, oculus window detail, it is constructed of steel, concrete, ceramic tile, terracotta, marble and wood.
Union Station is an example of 20th century Mission Revival architecture with art deco elements in its structure and design. It served as a train station. Union Station was built between 1934 and 1939 by the architects John Parkinson (1861 – 1935), Donald Parkinson, (1895 – 1945, J.H. Christie, H. H. L. Gilman and R. J. Wirth. Further information on this art deco building can be obtained from the National Register of Historic Places.
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