We Angelenos can't help but take pride in the sweeping, chandelier-clad, walnut wood-trimmed interiors of our Mission Revival style Union Station. The iconic DTLA institution opened in 1939, served as the primary gateway to Southern California for decades and since then, has been effectively unaltered. This new exhibition at the Central Library honors and examines the extraordinary design process behind the station’s complex aesthetic. The exhibition investigates the controversy that trailed the nearly 30 years it took to plan and construct the station, featuring architectural drawings, sketches and never-before-seen archival photographs. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours.