Los Angeles Union Station Restoration

Los Angeles, CA


Pankow performed historic restoration to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Los Angeles Union Station. Known as the “Last of The Great Railway Stations,” the 1939 station was designed by architects John Parkinson and Donald B. Parkinson. This building replaced the older La Grande Station and Central Station, making it the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The building boasts Mission Revival, Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architectural styles and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Scope of work included ferrous and non-ferrous metal restoration, wood and soapstone restoration on the historic ticket counter, restoration of the waiting room seating and information booth, restoration of the polished concrete passageway floor, and painting to bring the interior and exterior back to its original brilliance.