Created By: Los Angeles Visionaries Association
The Los Angeles-Pacfic Railway petitioned the City in 1906 to construct two single-bore tunnels; one ran up Hill from roughly First to Temple, the other from just above Temple to Sunset. They opened in September, 1909.
September 1913 saw the opening of a second bore on the southern part of the tunnel, a municipal project for pedestrians and private vehicle traffic.
As part of the Civic Center expansion, the hill was removed, the tunnels were demolished in 1955, and Hill Street flattened.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Lost Tunnels of Broadway & Hill St. (Broadway on My Mind #16)