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Subway Terminal Building

Lobby of the Subway Terminal Building after rehabilitation

Los Angeles, California

The Subway Terminal Building in Los Angeles, CA, was constructed in 1926 as a joint venture between the Pacific Electric Railway and the Subway Terminal Corporation. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 for its association with the Pacific Electric Railway and its significance as a local example of commercial architecture in the Italian Renaissance style. The rehabilitation, which took advantage of Federal tax credits, involved the construction of an adjacent parking garage, exterior repairs including masonry cleaning, storefront rehabilitation, exterior lighting, window repair, seismic retrofit, interior changes to accommodate new apartment and office use, and rehabilitation of the lobby space and historic corridors. Now called the Metro 17, the building won a 2006 Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy for its role in the revitalization of downtown LA.

Photo: Lobby of the Subway Terminal Building after rehabilitation
– NPS file

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