Post Office Terminal Annex
900 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
This Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival building was designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood and was built adjacent and concurrently with Union Station just to the east. The proximity was presumably of value in a time when most mail was still transported by rail. It was the central mail processing facility for the city from its opening in 1940 until those operations were transferred to a new, larger building in 1989. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Retail service was still being offered in this building when I visited in 2013.
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