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Title
Angels Flight and Bunker Hill
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Martinez, Milton
Date Created and/or Issued
1965
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
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.
View of Angels Flight tracks and cable cars, as seen from across Hill Street. Two pedestrians wait to cross the intersection, a newspaper vendor stands next to his kiosk, a man appears to be boarding a cable car, and two others chat next to the arch. The 3rd Street tunnel is barely visible on the extreme right, and the hill itself has been cleared of buildings as part of the re-development of Bunker Hill. Photograph dated June 9, 1965.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00092187
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 29; HE-000-167 4x5
CARL0004993874
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/28313
Subject
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Newspaper vendors--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Third Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Third Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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