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Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, Mail, Baggage, & Express Building, 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



B&W Photos

HB128196
View To South; Ramp And West Front Mail, Baggage And Express Building (mbe) In Relation To Terminal Building (dobson)

HB128197
View To West; Center And Top Of Ramp (dobson)

HB128198
View To West; North And East Sides Of Ramp (dobson)

HB128199
View To North; Side Side Of Ramp In Front Of U.s

HB128200
View To North; Ramp And West Front Mbe Building In Relation To U.s

HB128201
View To East; West Front Mbe Building (dobson)

HB128202
View To East; West Facade Of South End Of Mbe Building (asano)

HB128203
View To Northeast; Oblique View Of South End Of Mbe Building (asano)

HB128204
View To North; South Retaining Wall And South Facade Of Mbe Building (asano)

HB128205
View To Northwest; Oblique View Of South End Of Mbe Building (asano)

HB128206
View To East; Access Road At South End Of Terminal At Track Level, Looking Along General Alignment Of Proposed Extension Of El Monte Busway (asano)

HB128207
View To Northwest; Oblique View Of South End Of Mbe Building And Adjoining Track Shed (asano)

HB128208
View To Southeast; West Front And North Side Mbe Building, Third And Second Floors (dobson)

HB128209
View To Southwest; East Back And North Side Mbe Building, Third And Second Floors (dobson)

HB128210
View To Southwest; East Back Mbe Building, Third And Second Floors; Gasoline Pumps Center (dobson)

HB128211
View To West; East Back Mbe Building, Second Floor, Garage Entrance (dobson)

HB128212
View To Southwest; East Back Mbe Building In Relation To Tracks And Platform (dobson)

HB128213
View To Northwest; East Back Mbe Building, Fireboxes (dobson)

HB128214
View To Southeast, North Side Retaining Wall; West Front Mbe Building, First Floor (dobson)

HB128215
View To Northeast; West Front Mbe Building, First Floor Entrance Showing Decorative Detail (dobson)

HB128216
View To South; East Front Mbe Building, First Floor And West Front Maintenance Department Building; Ramp Underpass (dobson)

HB128217
View To Southwest; Railway Express Agency (rea) Loading Dock Structure Atop Parking Structure (asano)

HB128218
View To East Along General Alignment Of Proposed Extension Of El Monte Busway From Alameda Street; The Rea Loading Dock And Mbe Building Are Visible On The Far Side Of The Parking Lot (asano)

HB128219
View To Northeast; Oblique View Of South Retaining Wall And Parking Structure Below Rea Loading Dock (asano)

HB128220
View To East; Shows Curve In South Retaining Wall And Sidewalk Electrolier On Aliso Street (asano)

HB128221
View To North; Shows South Facade Of Parking Structure, Retaining Wall And Sidewalk Electrolier (asano)

HB128222
View To East-southeast Showing Detail Of Sidewalk Electrolier On Aliso Street (asano)

HB128223
View To Northwest; South Vehicular Ramp From Base At Aliso Street (asano)

HB128224
View To West; South Vehicular Ramp, View From Top (asano)

HB128225
View To East Along General Alignment Of Proposed Extension Of El Monte Busway From Atop Parking Structure (mbe Building At Left Rear) (asano)

HB128226
View To North; Interior Of Rea Loading Dock (asano)

HB128227
View To East Along General Alignment Of Proposed Extension Of El Monte Busway From Third Floor Of Mbe Building Showing Roof Of Rea Loading Dock (asano)

HB128228
View To Northwest; Detail Of Vehicular Ramp Lighting Pylon (asano)

HB128229
View To East; Detail Of Lamp On Vehicular Ramp Lighting Pylon (dobson)

HB128230
View To Northwest; Detail, Volute At Base Of Vehicular Ramp From Lighting Pylon (asano)

HB128231
View To North; South Retaining Wall At Track Location Showing Electrolier (asano)

HB128232
View To Southeast; Detail, South Retaining Wall Electrolier (asano)

HB128233
View To East; West Front Mbe Building, First Floor Entrance, Detail Of Doors (dobson)

HB128234
View To Northeast; West Front Mbe Building, First Floor, Fred Harvey Newsstand Storeroom (area Burned By Vandals) (dobson)

HB128235
View To West; East Front Yard Master's Office, Inside Garage, Second Floor, Mbe Building (dobson)

HB128236
View To South; Mbe Building, Third Floor, Hallway (dobson)

HB128237
View To Southeast; Mbe Building, Third Floor, Conductors' Locker Room Interior (dobson)

HB128238
View To Northeast; Mbe Building, Third Floor, Conductors' Locker Room Interior (dobson)

HB128239
View To Southwest; Mbe Building, Third Floor, Conductors' Locker Room Lavatory (dobson)

HB128240
View To Southeast; Mbe Building, Third Floor, Conductors Check-in Window (dobson)

HB128241
View To Northwest; South End Of Hallway, Mbe Building, Third Floor, Skylight And Lamp (dobson)

HB128242
View To West; South End Of Mbe Building, First Floor; Former Package Handling Area Adjacent To Former Pacific Electric Railway Terminal (andersen)

HB128243
View To East; South End Of Mbe Building, First Floor; Safe, Door Closed (andersen)

HB128244
View To East; South End Of Mbe Building, First Floor; Safe, Door Open (andersen)

HB128245
View To East; South End Of Mbe Building, First Floor; Safe, Door Open Electronic Flash Interior Illumination (andersen)

HB128246
View To Southwest; South End Of Mbe Building, Second Floor; Main Entrance To Former Regional Offices Of Rea (andersen)

HB128247
View To East; South End Of Mbe Building, Second Floor; Highly Altered Interior Office Space, Formerly Regional Offices Of Rea (andersen)

HB128248
View To Southeast; South End Of Mbe Building, Second Floor; Highly Altered Interior Office Space, Formerly Regional Offices Of Rea (andersen)

HB128249
View To South; South End Of Mbe Building, Third Floor, Hallway And Door To Former Regional Offices Of Rea (andersen)


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Location
800 North Alameda Street, Los%25252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252525252BAngeles, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2158-B
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: The utilitarian Mail, Baggage, and Express Building served as part of the overall services associated with the architecturally and historically significant Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.

Related Names
Parkinson, John
Parkinson, Donald


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW TO SOUTH; RAMP AND WEST FRONT MAIL, BAGGAGE AND EXPRESS BUILDING (MBE) IN RELATION TO TERMINAL BUILDING (Dobson)
2. VIEW TO WEST; CENTER AND TOP OF RAMP (Dobson)
3. VIEW TO WEST; NORTH AND EAST SIDES OF RAMP (Dobson)
4. VIEW TO NORTH; SIDE SIDE OF RAMP IN FRONT OF U.S. POST OFFICE TERMINAL ANNEX BUILDING (Dobson)
5. VIEW TO NORTH; RAMP AND WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING IN RELATION TO U.S. POST OFFICE TERMINAL ANNEX BUILDING (Dobson)
6. VIEW TO EAST; WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING (Dobson)
7. VIEW TO EAST; WEST FACADE OF SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING (Asano)
8. VIEW TO NORTHEAST; OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING (Asano)
9. VIEW TO NORTH; SOUTH RETAINING WALL AND SOUTH FACADE OF MBE BUILDING (Asano)
10. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING (Asano)
11. VIEW TO EAST; ACCESS ROAD AT SOUTH END OF TERMINAL AT TRACK LEVEL, LOOKING ALONG GENERAL ALIGNMENT OF PROPOSED EXTENSION OF EL MONTE BUSWAY (Asano)
12. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING AND ADJOINING TRACK SHED (Asano)
13. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST; WEST FRONT AND NORTH SIDE MBE BUILDING, THIRD AND SECOND FLOORS (Dobson)
14. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; EAST BACK AND NORTH SIDE MBE BUILDING, THIRD AND SECOND FLOORS (Dobson)
15. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; EAST BACK MBE BUILDING, THIRD AND SECOND FLOORS; GASOLINE PUMPS CENTER (Dobson)
16. VIEW TO WEST; EAST BACK MBE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, GARAGE ENTRANCE (Dobson)
17. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; EAST BACK MBE BUILDING IN RELATION TO TRACKS AND PLATFORM (Dobson)
18. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; EAST BACK MBE BUILDING, FIREBOXES (Dobson)
19. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST, NORTH SIDE RETAINING WALL; WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR (Dobson)
20. VIEW TO NORTHEAST; WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR ENTRANCE SHOWING DECORATIVE DETAIL (Dobson)
21. VIEW TO SOUTH; EAST FRONT MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR AND WEST FRONT MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT BUILDING; RAMP UNDERPASS (Dobson)
22. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY (REA) LOADING DOCK STRUCTURE ATOP PARKING STRUCTURE (Asano)
23. VIEW TO EAST ALONG GENERAL ALIGNMENT OF PROPOSED EXTENSION OF EL MONTE BUSWAY FROM ALAMEDA STREET; THE REA LOADING DOCK AND MBE BUILDING ARE VISIBLE ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE PARKING LOT (Asano)
24. VIEW TO NORTHEAST; OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTH RETAINING WALL AND PARKING STRUCTURE BELOW REA LOADING DOCK (Asano)
25. VIEW TO EAST; SHOWS CURVE IN SOUTH RETAINING WALL AND SIDEWALK ELECTROLIER ON ALISO STREET (Asano)
26. VIEW TO NORTH; SHOWS SOUTH FACADE OF PARKING STRUCTURE, RETAINING WALL AND SIDEWALK ELECTROLIER (Asano)
27. VIEW TO EAST-SOUTHEAST SHOWING DETAIL OF SIDEWALK ELECTROLIER ON ALISO STREET (Asano)
28. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; SOUTH VEHICULAR RAMP FROM BASE AT ALISO STREET (Asano)
29. VIEW TO WEST; SOUTH VEHICULAR RAMP, VIEW FROM TOP (Asano)
30. VIEW TO EAST ALONG GENERAL ALIGNMENT OF PROPOSED EXTENSION OF EL MONTE BUSWAY FROM ATOP PARKING STRUCTURE (MBE BUILDING AT LEFT REAR) (Asano)
31. VIEW TO NORTH; INTERIOR OF REA LOADING DOCK (Asano)
32. VIEW TO EAST ALONG GENERAL ALIGNMENT OF PROPOSED EXTENSION OF EL MONTE BUSWAY FROM THIRD FLOOR OF MBE BUILDING SHOWING ROOF OF REA LOADING DOCK (Asano)
33. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; DETAIL OF VEHICULAR RAMP LIGHTING PYLON (Asano)
34. VIEW TO EAST; DETAIL OF LAMP ON VEHICULAR RAMP LIGHTING PYLON (Dobson)
35. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; DETAIL, VOLUTE AT BASE OF VEHICULAR RAMP FROM LIGHTING PYLON (Asano)
36. VIEW TO NORTH; SOUTH RETAINING WALL AT TRACK LOCATION SHOWING ELECTROLIER (Asano)
37. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST; DETAIL, SOUTH RETAINING WALL ELECTROLIER (Asano)
38. VIEW TO EAST; WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR ENTRANCE, DETAIL OF DOORS (Dobson)
39. VIEW TO NORTHEAST; WEST FRONT MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, FRED HARVEY NEWSSTAND STOREROOM (AREA BURNED BY VANDALS) (Dobson)
40. VIEW TO WEST; EAST FRONT YARD MASTER'S OFFICE, INSIDE GARAGE, SECOND FLOOR, MBE BUILDING (Dobson)
41. VIEW TO SOUTH; MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, HALLWAY (Dobson)
42. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST; MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, CONDUCTORS' LOCKER ROOM INTERIOR (Dobson)
43. VIEW TO NORTHEAST; MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, CONDUCTORS' LOCKER ROOM INTERIOR (Dobson)
44. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, CONDUCTORS' LOCKER ROOM LAVATORY (Dobson)
45. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST; MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, CONDUCTORS CHECK-IN WINDOW (Dobson)
46. VIEW TO NORTHWEST; SOUTH END OF HALLWAY, MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, SKYLIGHT AND LAMP (Dobson)
47. VIEW TO WEST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR; FORMER PACKAGE HANDLING AREA ADJACENT TO FORMER PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY TERMINAL (Andersen)
48. VIEW TO EAST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR; SAFE, DOOR CLOSED (Andersen)
49. VIEW TO EAST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR; SAFE, DOOR OPEN (Andersen)
50. VIEW TO EAST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR; SAFE, DOOR OPEN ELECTRONIC FLASH INTERIOR ILLUMINATION (Andersen)
51. VIEW TO SOUTHWEST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR; MAIN ENTRANCE TO FORMER REGIONAL OFFICES OF REA (Andersen)
52. VIEW TO EAST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR; HIGHLY ALTERED INTERIOR OFFICE SPACE, FORMERLY REGIONAL OFFICES OF REA (Andersen)
53. VIEW TO SOUTHEAST; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR; HIGHLY ALTERED INTERIOR OFFICE SPACE, FORMERLY REGIONAL OFFICES OF REA (Andersen)
54. VIEW TO SOUTH; SOUTH END OF MBE BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, HALLWAY AND DOOR TO FORMER REGIONAL OFFICES OF REA (Andersen)


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