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Post Office Terminal Annex
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Oversized photograph.
Gilbert Stanley Underwood designed the Post Office Terminal Annex, built in 1938, in the California Mission style; the supervising engineer was Neal A. Melick. The cupolas of the Terminal Annex are exact replicas of those of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. This building, which provided 400,000 square feet of floor space, served as the main mail distribution center from 1938 until 1994, where some 1700 Post Office employees handled over four million pieces of incoming and outgoing mail for the Metropolitan Los Angeles area daily. Although no longer used as a post office, it is used occasionally as a filming site. The Post Office Terminal Annex, also known as Los Angeles Terminal Annex Post Office, was added to the National Register of Historic Places - Building #85000131, on Jan. 11, 1985.
View is toward the east looking at the Post Office Terminal Annex with a gas tank structure behind it. Union Station is to the right, and on the far left is General Hospital.
1 photograph :b&w ;28 x 35 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Buildings-Post Office and Federal Building
United States Post Office Terminal Annex (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Union Passenger Terminal (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles County General Hospital
United States Postal Service
Post office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Postal service--California--Los Angeles
Historic buildings--California--Los Angeles
Railroad stations--California--Los Angeles
Hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Underwood, Gilbert Stanley
Melick, Neal A
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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