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Hill and 2nd streets
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Looking north up Hill Street at Second to the Hill Street tunnel bored through a part of Bunker Hill in 1909 by Los Angeles Pacific (a predecessor of Pacific Electric). A woman crosses Hill, busy with automobile, bus, and streetcar traffic. The Vendome Hotel is on the left. An arcade store and the Green Leaf Cafe are on the right, before the Hotel Astor. The streetcar tracks, visible in the foreground, have three rails per track because the route was shared between Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway, which used a narrower (42 inch) gauge.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Streets-Hill and 2nd
Green Leaf Cafe (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vendome Hotel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hotel Astor (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Tunnels--California--Los Angeles
Hotels--California--Los Angeles
Commercial buildings--California--Los Angeles
Street-railroads--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Second Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hill Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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