The Door of What? Spanish Colonial Revival


Can you guess what type of building this door is on?

I wanted to share a photograph from a shoot I did in 2017. I was in the area of this door the other day and remembered I had done a photoshoot of the building a few years back, so I went digging through my archives and found the shoot. I had done the shoot as a spur of the moment thing while I was out doing another shoot. The other shoot that I was focused on at the time took me by this location and I thought I should capture the unique architectural details of this structure.

From this shoot, I narrowed everything down to this particular capture as it speaks volumes of architectural details and anyone who has been following my work, knows I love unique styles and details on buildings. The structure was built in 1924 in a romantic Spanish Colonial Revival style. The building was then sold to the current owner in 1989. I love this door and the unique detail is so beautiful. I have passed through this facility numerous times over the last 20+ years and always admired the beauty of this main door.

Figure it out? It’s the main door to the Glendale, California Train Station. The station is the first stop heading north out of Union Station (another beautiful building) in downtown Los Angeles. The station serves the Amtrak Surfliner (runs north and south numerous times daily from downtown San Diego in the south and ultimately San Francisco to the north. The station also serves numerous Metrolink (Los Angeles metropolitan area commuter trains) running north into the San Fernando Valley and south into Los Angeles Union Station for additional connections.

The original facility was built by Southern Pacific Railroad and sold to the city of Glendale in 1989. For additional information from Wikipedia, click HERE!


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28 thoughts on “The Door of What? Spanish Colonial Revival

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I always thought of it as a stunning door, but was usually catching a train or getting off one and headed to meetings, so never really took it in until the photo shoot….thanks for stopping by Darlene!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I just took it for granted all those years until I really looked at the photograph…..the bank I worked for was based in Glendale and then when Citi bought it, they kept the western Commercial Banking Group headquartered there… for years I would take the Surfliner at least once a month up from San Diego and then back again. I appreciate the detail and am amazed at the beauty!! Thanks for stopping by…computer issues and I am trying to get caught up….

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I just kind of took it for granted until I really started digging through the photos from that shoot. The intricacies blow me away….thanks for stopping by Brad!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I love the capture as it truly brings out the detail of the door…I never really stood and stared at it…just thought it was cool….thanks for stopping by!!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The train station itself is very clean and rustic, but somewhat austere compared to the door….the other doors are not as ornate as this main one, but still ornate….thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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