Angels Flight — Another View

Angels Flight

This postcard complements the Rediscovering Los Angeles post on Angels Flight. It’s postmarked 1904 and photo was taken from Spring Street looking toward the 3rd Street tunnel.  Bidding starts at $5.

The 3rd Street Tunnel, former home of Angels Flight, as seen from Spring Street, via Google Street View.

The Bradbury Building is on the left side of the street at Broadway.

Angels Flight

Notice that the streets are unpaved and that there are no streetlights.

Angels Flight

The building on the left, barely visible beyond the Bradbury Building would be torn down to make way for the Million Dollar Theatre.

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Angels Flight — Another View

  1. Isn’t that the Stimson Block on our right, and just beyond it, the Douglas Building? Both structures fronted onto Third at Spring, so the postcard photo must have been taken from Main and Third.


    • lmharnisch says:

      I would have to go back and revisit this post. Offhand I would say from Main and Third to Angels Flight would be too far for lenses of that period. Let me take another look and I’ll try to post something in a couple of days.


    • lmharnisch says:

      I went out and checked on my dinner hour… Looks like you are right. There were two buildings with rounded corners on northwest corners in downtown Los Angeles. The one at Fourth and Broadway (of which the first two floors are still standing) and the other at Third and Spring. Looks like I mixed them up. Thanks for writing.


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