“No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station,” an exhibition that examines the architectural design and cultural politics of the historic station will be on view May 2–August 10, 2014, at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library, 630 W. 5th St., Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. A series of related events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit.
Los Angeles Union Station is a celebrated architectural icon and a symbol of the city's early-20th-century aspirations. Completed in 1939, Union Station centralized rail travel in Los Angeles and, before the rise of air and automobile travel, was the primary gateway into the city. More than a historic artifact, it is now the vibrant centerpiece of the region's evolving transportation network.
Organized by the Getty Research Institute, the exhibition features beautifully rendered architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival material that illuminate the contentious 30-year process of creating the station's eclectic, distinctly Southern Californian architecture.
This exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute with the generous participation of the Automobile Club of Southern California.