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Bunker Hill Angels Flight
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Hankey, Roy
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1950
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photo, possibly taken from the observation tower at the top of the hill, is looking south down 3rd Street. Angels Flight is visible on the right and the street below shows several large buildings such as the F.P. Fay Bldg., the Pan American Bldg., and Metropolitan Water District Bldg.; Angels flight operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969 when its location was redeveloped. The railway was relocated and reassembled at California Plaza in March of 1995, and closed again on February of 2001 after a serious accident resulted in the death of a passenger, and the injuries of seven others. The accident occurred when the ascending Sinai cable car suddenly reversed direction and uncontrollably accelerated downhill and struck the Olivet cable car near the lower terminus. The second funicular still exists but does not operate. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000 - structure #00001168.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Roy Hankey Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Metropolitan Water District Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pan American Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
F.P. Fay Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Boardinghouses--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Cityscape photographs
Time Period

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