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Hill Street Tunnel at Temple
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1920
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Looking south at Temple to the Hill Street Tunnel bored through a part of Bunker Hill in 1909 by Los Angeles Pacific (a predecessor of Pacific Electric). It connects Hill Street from First to Temple. The right tunnel is for streetcar traffic (notice the tracks) and the left for automotive. A group of pedestrians in the median are peering into the tunnel. On the left at the bottom of the hill is a city garage with a poster urging "Vote Yes, Fire & Police pay increase!".
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Hill and Temple.; N-001-282 8x10
Tunnels--California--Los Angeles
Cable cars (Streetcars)--California--Los Angeles
Automobile repair shops--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temple Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hill Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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