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Get Social: Guided Tour

Union Station Walking Tour

When

Saturday Jan 21, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Feb 18, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Mar 17, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Apr 21, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday May 19, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday June 16, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday July 21, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Aug 18, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Sep 15, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Oct 20, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Nov 17, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Saturday Dec 15, 2012 (10am–12:30pm)

Where

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Los Angeles Conservancy (Venue Partner)

Event locations vary - see descriptions

Office: 523 West Sixth Street, Suite 826

213-623-2489

Price

$10 / $5 members & children

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LA's Union Station is a true historical masterpiece that connects East and West on the final leg across the wide-open country on this side of Chicago. Tag along with the architecture experts of the Los Angeles Conservatory for a morning exploring the nationally registered historical site, famous for its Spanish Colonial and Art Deco architecture, as well as its history as a popular movie set, including a starring role in the underappreciated 1950 William Holden thriller, Union Station.

Phil Kropoth, Flavorpill

Note:

A kids version of the Union Station tour is available by arrangement. If interested, contact Anne Laskey at 213-430-4209 or alaskey@laconservancy.org.

Los Angeles Conservancy says…

The Union Station tour covers architecture, art, culture, and social history as it celebrates one of the great landmarks of Los Angeles, the 1939 Union Station. The grand opening of Union Station was celebrated with a three-day extravaganza attended by nearly half a million people. The station's monumental architecture, a unique combination of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco styles, assured that it would be one of the most identifiable landmarks in the city. It also turned out to be the last great railway station built in America, constructed as it was near the end of the heyday of rail travel. The vast and extraordinary spaces now serve as station to the city’s Metro Rail lines, and once again tens of thousands of people course through the building every day. In the mid-1990s, an intermodal transit center and 28-story office tower was added on the east side of Union Station. These additions draw on the 1939 station for inspiration, interpreting the vast spaces and southwestern colors in a new way, and incorporating the work of many different artists as part of the public spaces.