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Title
Angel's Flight and Elk Building, Los Angeles, Cal
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1901-1910
Publication Information
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
M. Rieder
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
Changing Face of Southern California
Rights Information
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Description
View of the Angel's Flight railway and surrounding buildings. The cars are painted white, and at the base of the track is a simple cast iron arch. A horse-drawn carriage is driving down 3rd street toward a tunnel. There are residential buildings to the left of Hill Street, but to the right is a commercial building.
The Angels Flight Railway began operating in 1901. Located at 3rd and Hill Streets in downtown Los Angeles, it used a funicular system of two counterbalanced cars moving up and down parallel tracks. The cars were originally painted white, but were repainted to black and orange in 1930. In 1959, Angels Flight was slated for demolition as part of the Bunker Hill Urban Renewal Project, but community support succeeded in delaying the dismantling until 1969. Restoration and reconstruction efforts began in 1995.
Publisher's serial number: No. 5302; No. 70532
Made in Germany.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard : Color ; 14 x 9 cm.
Identifier
clloy_067
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chgface/id/268
Language
English
Subject
Railroads, cable--California--Los Angeles
Street railroads--California--Los Angeles
Angels Flight (Railway)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection

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