Subway Terminal Building
417 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles
This exceptional building, whose design derives from a 15th century Florentine palazzo, was constructed as the original terminus of the Pacific Electric Railway system. Thousands of Angelenos traveled daily to and from the concourse and underground platforms beneath the building. Today, restoration to the lobby, with its mosaic designs, pink Tennessee marble floor, and skylit ceiling has brought the building back to life. Its owners are also planning to convert the upper floors of the building to apartments.
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #177.
Photo courtesy of Subway Terminal Building