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Title
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
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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!".
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068254
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Hill and Temple.; N-001-282 8x10
CARL0000071463
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/110305
Subject
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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