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Opened on September 24, 1905, the Court Flight was built by Attorney R. E. Blackburn of the McCarthy real estate firm and Samuel G Vandegrift, to serve the wealthy residents of Bunker Hill. The line was entirely double tracked, using a pair of thirty-inch gauge counterbalanced cars, and ran for a distance of 180 feet up a 42 per cent grade between Broadway and Court Streets, in the middle of the block between Temple and First Streets. A fire on October 20, 1943 damaged the line and put it out of commission. Looking west across Broadway towards the former site of the old Court Flight cable railway near 2nd Street. On the far right is the former Hotel Broadway and at the base of the hill is a key stand and Bob's Shine Stand. At this time, the area was being considered for a proposed Court Street. Photograph dated May 18, 1954.
1 photographic print :b&w ; x 9 cm. Photographic prints
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