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Birdseye view of Los Angeles looking east from the City Hall tower at a proposed site for Union Station, ca.1931
C.C. Pierce & Co
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1931
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
California Historical Society
University of Southern California Digital Library
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license-- both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Photograph of a birdseye view of Los Angeles looking east from the City Hall tower at a proposed site for Union Station, ca.1931. A railroad yard is visible on the left side of the image, and there are several trains stopped there. Directly past the railroad station, a factory is belching smoke from its smokestacks. In the bottom left corner is old Chinatown, with lots of traffic on the street and many cars parked in parking lots. Most of the city appears to be commercial, and almost all of the buildings have flat roofs and boxy exteriors. Legible signs include, from left to right, "F. See On Co. Chinese Art [...]", "Conomy", "Room", and "The Rome Company".
1 photograph : photonegative, b&w
21 x 26 cm.
negatives (photographic)
USC-1-1-1-1599 [Legacy record ID]
Los Angeles--Architecture--Commercial--Train stations--Union Station
Union Station
Time Period
circa 1931
Aliso Street
Los Angeles Street
Macy Street
Alameda Street
China Town
Los Angeles
10218 [Accession number]
CHS-10218 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

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