... but there are hills to he west thereof. Angels Flight (seen here in 1903) ran alongside a road tunnel and linked Hill Street to Olive Street. The tunnel is called simply the Third Street Tunnel and burrows under the former Bunker Hill residential district.
Here it is in 1960.
In 1955, Los Angeles city planners decided that Bunker Hill required a massive slum-clearance project. The top of Bunker Hill was cleared of its houses and then flattened as the first stage of the Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project to populate Bunker Hill with modern plazas and buildings. When the height limit of buildings for Los Angeles was finally raised (previously buildings were limited to 150 feet) ...
... developers built some of the tallest skyscrapers in the region to take advantage of the area's existing dense zoning. In approving such projects, the city sought to project a modern, sophisticated image.
And here it isn't now!
In 1901 a funicular railway was built to carry passengers from Bunker Hill to the burgeoning downtown area below. The funicular ran between Hill St. and Olive Street, a distance of some 300 feet. The railway was dubbed Angels Flight and was billed as the world’s shortest railway with a fare of five cents each way.
It operated uninterrupted until 1969 when it was dismantled and the cars put into storage.
It looked quite weird as it stood exposed until its final closure.
And despite this notice it didn't re-open two years later!
So what picture did Neil want to send to his old man?
We shall see tomorrow.
his faith is strong, and he trusts in the Lord.