History & Background
Mission Junction is home to El Pueblo, the original Spanish settlement founded in 1781 asEl Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles. El Pueblo contains the shopping district Olvera Street created in 1930.
Mission Junction is also home to Union Station, now celebrating its 75th year and is the hub of the Metro Transportation Authority. Before Union Station was built, it was the site of “Old Chinatown” before it was condemned by the city and relocated to its current location.
The Mission Junction neighborhood is very diverse because it is home to Los Angeles history, the major transportation hub of the city; as well as a busy warehouse district. To the north of Union Station are warehouses, food distribution outlets, and medical companies.
Due to all the different facets to Mission Junction, there is not much room for residential complexes. However, the Mozaic Apartments at Union Station are ideal for people who use Metro as their primary transportation. You can walk to Chinatown, jump on a train to just about anywhere in SoCal, or take the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena and the Purple & Red Lines to Koreatown or Hollywood in just a few minutes.