Re: Broadway Bunker Hill Tunnel Scene - Los Angeles
Author: WebDigger
Date: 05-14-2019 - 12:34

Pdxrailtransit Wrote:
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> http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/9449/aaalookingnorthatbroadw.jpg
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> Enough detail here to keep the eye busy for a while. Wondering from the WCTU sign if this was taken before FDR let there be beer.


Thanks, Pdxrailtransit.

Wonder no more.

[Photo caption]: "(1939)^^* View facing north at Broadway and Temple Street showing the Women's Christian Temperance Union Building, now only two stories tall. Billboard on top of building reads: "Prohibition: the Best Method Against Liquor Traffic." On the right are two Los Angeles Railway streetcars, one leaving and another one entering the Broadway Tunnel.

Historical Notes

In 1925, the City of Los Angeles took 10 feet of property from the Broadway side and in 1928, took another 12-1/2 feet from the Temple side. The 1933 Long Beach Earthquake damaged the building and consequently the two top floors were removed.

The death knell of the once beautiful structure came in 1947 when the County of Los Angeles took the site by eminent domain and constructed a power plant where the venerable Temperance Temple once stood. When the Temple was razed in 1950, the corner stone was presented to the WCTU and now resides in front of the present Headquarters building. #*#^ [waterandpower.org], about 25% down the page.

Found via Google search [wctu los angeles bunker hill]: [www.google.com]

Here's a view of the building circa 1890.https://waterandpower.org/Historical_DWP_Photo_Collection_LA_Public_Library/Womens_Temperance_ca1890.jpg



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  Broadway Bunker Hill Tunnel Scene - Los Angeles Pdxrailtransit 05-14-2019 - 11:57
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  Re: Broadway Bunker Hill Tunnel Scene - Los Angeles WebDigger 05-14-2019 - 12:34


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