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Los Angeles Union Terminal Market

Los Angeles Union Terminal Market

1927: A crowded Market Court at the Los Angeles Union Terminal Market, a wholesale produce market built by Union Pacific Railroad in 1918.

The original Los Angeles Times caption published on July 31, 1927, reports:

A familiar sight at the Los Angeles Union Terminal, the largest produce market in the West. According to the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Los Angeles is the fourth largest fruit and vegetable consuming center in the United States.

This photo was published on the Los Angeles Sunday Times Farm and Orchard Magazine front page.

A story in the Aug. 9, 1925, Times Farm and Orchard Magazine explained that the Los Angeles Union Terminal Market “has room for 1000 tenants and the market court, 300 x 1200 feet in dimension, will accommodate about 600 trucks.”

Also view an aerial photo of the market at the USC Digital Library.


  1. May 1, 2012, 9:00 am

    I wonder if any of those trucks are still on the road?

  2. February 27, 2013, 4:12 pm

    The trucks may not be there,but Terminal Market buildings still exist there. Amazing!


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