Intersection of Hill and Second streets on December 1, 1932. Compare to this 1939 view, and a present-day look via Google Street View.
Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Intersection of Hill and Second streets on December 1, 1932. Compare to this 1939 view, and a present-day look via Google Street View.

Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 view looking north at Second and Hill streets. In the distance, the Hill Street tunnels, demolished in 1949 to make way for the 101 freeway, bore through Bunker Hill. Part of the “Dick” Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1939 view looking north at Second and Hill streets. In the distance, the Hill Street tunnels, demolished in 1949 to make way for the 101 freeway, bore through Bunker Hill. 

Part of the “Dick” Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1903 view of Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, looking south from Third.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1903 view of Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles, looking south from Third.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust / C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1927 view of the Los Angeles Civic Center from Hill Street, showing City Hall under construction, as well as the Hall of Records, Hall of Justice, and County Courthouse.

Circa 1927 view of the Los Angeles Civic Center from Hill Street, showing City Hall under construction, as well as the Hall of Records, Hall of Justice, and County Courthouse.

Circa 1884 view looking north at the intersection of Hill and Temple streets in downtown Los Angeles. Past Temple St. stands Fort Moore Hill, one of downtown L.A.’s "lost hills."

Circa 1884 view looking north at the intersection of Hill and Temple streets in downtown Los Angeles. Past Temple St. stands Fort Moore Hill, one of downtown L.A.’s "lost hills."