When it was completed in 1939, L.A.’s Union Station became the grand gateway to a growing metropolis. This year, the iconic structure has been celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of events and programs, including the exhibition No Further West: The Story of Los Angeles Union Station on view now at the Los Angeles Central Library downtown.

On Thursday, June 5, join us for a private tour of No Further West from curator Marlyn Musicant as we view the architectural drawings, photographs, and other archival materials that illustrate the station’s incredible history, showcase the details which make it an architectural icon, and point the way towards the future as Union Station evolves into its new role as a multimodal transportation center for the city.

Afterwards, we’ll ride the Red Line to Union Station for drinks, snacks, and more conversation at Traxx Bar, the beautifully restored bar inside the station that feels like you’re journeying back in time. Although space is limited for the tour, anyone is welcome to join us at Traxx Bar for buy-your-own food and drinks.

Please note: Although this exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute and is about Union Station, the exhibition itself is at the Los Angeles Public Library downtown. We’ll only be going to Union Station for drinks afterwards!

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Approach tracks to Union Station, 1936. Getty Research Institute

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Main Concourse Section XII, March 6, 1938. Edward Warren Hoak. Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute © J. Paul Getty Trust

Roomette car on the Union Pacific’s “City of Los Angeles”, ca. 1940. The Huntington Library, San Marino, California

Ticket concourse, 2013