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Angels Flight
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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 and reopened in 2010. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000, structure #00001168.
Looking southwest across the intersection of 3rd and Hill streets at the lower terminus of Angels Flight. Pedestrians wait on the corner outside the Ferguson Building, left, occupied by the Ferguson Cafe on the ground floor. Other apartment hotels and boardinghouses (later demolished) are also present. Dated May 25, 1957.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Angels Flight (Railway)
Ferguson Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ferguson Cafe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Restaurants--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Boardinghouses--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Apartment hotels--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Tunnels--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Third Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Third Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Time Period

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