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Traffic on Sunset Boulevard at the Broadway tunnel, with Los Angeles City Hall in the Background, 1929

The last buildings of old Chinatown are seen in June 1949 at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and North Los Angeles Street. The buildings were torn down to make way for the Hollywood Freeway and Civic Center projects. (Los Angeles Times)

The last buildings of old Chinatown are seen in June 1949 at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and North Los Angeles Street. The buildings were torn down to make way for the Hollywood Freeway and Civic Center projects.

Looking north on Main Street in 1882, with the Downey Block on the left, followed by the second location of the Farmers and Merchants Bank from June 15, 1874, to October 29, 1883, followed by the Lafayette-St. Elmo-Cosmopolitan Hotel. On the right is the Ducommun Building, Bella Union-Clarendon-St. Charles Hotel, Pico Building (the first home of Farmer's and Merchants Bank), the Grand Central Hotel, and the Baker Block (with towers). Source: LAPL

Main Street in Old Los Angeles, circa On the left is the Farmers and Merchants Bank and the Cosmopolitan Hotel. On the right is Bright's Cheap Store.

The Lost Tunnels of L.A...a Pacific Electric car destined for oblivion waits at the west portal to the subway on the line's last day of service, June, 19 1955.

Lost Tunnels of Downtown L.A.

A Pacific Electric car destined for oblivion waits at the west portal to the subway on the line's last day of service, June, 19 Courtesy of the Metro Transportation Library and Archive. Used under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA

Corner of Broadway and 5th Street, downtown Los Angeles, circa 1920s

Westwood Blvd, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, circa 1940s

(Los Angeles, CA,1898) - The Crocker Mansion and neighbors on Bunker Hill. Construction on the Third Street tunnel began in 1900. Mrs. Crocker filed a petition claiming that the mansion was endangered by the street tunnel which was “unsafe, improperly constructed and a veritable death trap.” The house was alive and well in 1902 when Angels Flight began operating and dropping riders off practically on the Crocker doorstep.

Los Angeles, California Panorama view from and Spring Streets showing the Crocker Mansion and neighbors on Bunker Hill. Photo: Water and Power Associates

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vintage everyday: Los Angeles over 80 Years ago – 31 Rarely Seen Pictures of the Second-Largest City in the U.

Opening day parade of the Second Street tunnel, downtown Los Angeles, 1924

Newly-opened Biltmore Hotel overlooking Pershing Square, circa mid-1920s.

U.S. Los Angeles CA, 1928

The Iconic Los Angeles City Hall Under Construction - 1927 vintage Los Angeles photo.

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