Circa 1953 aerial view of the Los Angeles Civic Center and 101 freeway. Part of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1953 aerial view of the Los Angeles Civic Center and 101 freeway. Part of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Los Angeles Union Station and the surrounding area at night, 1941

Los Angeles Union Station and the surrounding area at night, 1941

Birdseye view of the future site of L.A.’s Union Station, taken on this day in 1935.

Birdseye view of the future site of L.A.’s Union Station, taken on this day in 1935.