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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