Circa 1937 view of the Third Street Tunnel’s west portal between Hope and Flower streets, with the residential community of Bunker Hill perched above. As Eric Richardson notes in blogdowntown’s primer on the tunnel’s history, the tunnel was in 1967 extended 110 feet west of the portal seen here as part of the Bunker Hill redevelopment plan.
Part of the TICOR/Pierce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1937 view of the Third Street Tunnel’s west portal between Hope and Flower streets, with the residential community of Bunker Hill perched above. As Eric Richardson notes in blogdowntown’s primer on the tunnel’s history, the tunnel was in 1967 extended 110 feet west of the portal seen here as part of the Bunker Hill redevelopment plan.

Part of the TICOR/Pierce Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1900 view of Bunker Hill, downtown L.A.’s lost neighborhood. The view looks west from the county courthouse atop Poundcake Hill. Broadway is visible in the bottom-left, and at the far right stands the Crocker mansion at the corner of Hill and Court streets.
In the 1950s and ’60s, a redevelopment project cleared Bunker Hill of its streets and buildings and altered the physical topography of the neighborhood. Learn more about Bunker Hill’s development and eventual demise with L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.

Circa 1900 view of Bunker Hill, downtown L.A.’s lost neighborhood. The view looks west from the county courthouse atop Poundcake Hill. Broadway is visible in the bottom-left, and at the far right stands the Crocker mansion at the corner of Hill and Court streets.

In the 1950s and ’60s, a redevelopment project cleared Bunker Hill of its streets and buildings and altered the physical topography of the neighborhood. Learn more about Bunker Hill’s development and eventual demise with L.A. as Subject’s latest KCET contribution.