Sunday, February 14, 2010
Glendale's Grand Central Airport
You may have already known this, but until Vanda took me there on a photo safari I didn't even know it existed: the first official airport of the Los Angeles area was Glendale's Grand Central Airport.
The windows and doors have been boarded up, but one of the coolest things about it is it's still there.
Closed and in need of repair, but still there.
It was built in the 1920s and still bears many of its art deco details.
There's plenty of web info and lots of great old pictures. Go here and click on Glendale Airport/Grand Central Air Terminal.
The blimp that flew by while we were there advertised "tickets to fly!"
Go ahead and read the links. It's a pretty sure bet Amelia Earhart walked these halls.