Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) is a state park unit in development in Los Angeles, on a former brownfield also known as The Cornfield. It consists of a long open space between Spring Street and the tracks of the Metro Gold Line, immediately north of Chinatown and southeast of Elysian Park. It was the former site of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company’s River Station, considered the “Ellis Island of Los Angeles” where new arrivals from the east first disembarked. Corn leaking from train cars and sprouting along the tracks gave rise to the nickname The Cornfield. The 32-acre site was established as a California state park in 2001.



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