S. Hill St.

S. Hill St.


Angel's Flight Funicular

351 Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Public Historical Site, permanently closed & non-functional
https://angelsflight.org/


 


One upon a time,

Los Angeles was a town full of Victorians, trees, oil barracks and horse-drawn carriages. As it grew, it needed to move its growing number of residents: 1910, enter Angel's Flight. Its sole purpose is transporting Angelinos from Hill St. to Grand St. without having to climb the steep stairs. 

Dismantling Angel's Flight

Slowly, the area around Angel's Flight was sold, raised, and leveled. It stood tall until the late 1960's when its tracks were dismantled and the cars, entrance and terminis were put into storage.


Checklist:

  1. Angel's Flight has been non-functional for about a year, but take the stairs either up or down. Yes, there will be some weirdos in there, but you'll be fine.

  2. Sign the petition to get Angel's Flight up and running again! 

  3. This expedition is more about observing a relic of the past than riding it. Appreciate how Los Angeles has evolved around the funicular and how it still stands (albeit in a new location) today.
 
Red velour.

Red velour.

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