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Storm drain air raid shelter
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Trash and sandbars cover the floor of the storm drains. Photo caption reads: "Plans to make an underground city of air raid shelters out of the city's miles of storm drains were revealed today by City Engineer Lloyd Aldrich. The program, according to plans, will cost between $242,500 to $1,857,550, but will give shelter to 170,000 persons during air raids. Photo shows workmen inspecting one of the city's drains, which are from 8 to 12 feet high". Photo dated: Mar. 3, 1942.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 8090.
Storm sewers--California--Los Angeles
Construction workers--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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