Join us this week as we talk with City Archivist Michael Holland about more exciting relics from Los Angeles’ past he’s uncovered in “The Vault.” We’ll also visit with author Stephen Gee to hear about Union Station’s 75th anniversary and its architect, recently honored with the naming of 5th & Spring Streets as John Parkinson Square.

We’ll also discuss the recent appearance of San Bernardino’s historic Arrowhead Springs resort on the open market, and the findings of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab on how Older, Smaller, Better offers great benefits for urban development. All this and more as Kim & Richard usher in the week of May 19th, 2014.

Photo: Union Station opening day, May 3rd, 1938

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Stephen Gee’s John Parkinson website. Purchase Stephen’s book about the iconic L.A. architect. 

Los Angeles City Archives and Records Center website

City Archivist Michael Holland talks about JFK’s assasination on KPCC’s Off-Ramp.

Older, Smaller, Better: New research from the Preservation Green Lab.

Former Arrowhead Springs resort listed for sale.

LAVA event — An Afternoon in Old Monterey Park: El Encanto.

May LAVA Sunday Salon

Kim’s novel, The Kept Girl, is now available