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Subway Terminal Building, 415-417 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA



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HB121676
Exterior, North Side And East Front

HB121677
Exterior, South Side And East Front

HB121678
Exterior, Detail Of Ceiling In Entrance


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2154
Building/structure dates: 1925 initial construction
Significance: The Subway Terminal Building was designed by the prominent architectural firm of Schultze and Weaver who were responsible for many buildings in the Los Angeles area done in the Italian Renaissance style. The building was rated locally as the largest and most important project of the year. It is also an important part of the transportation history of Los Angeles. The twelve story building surmounted a network of underground rail lines linking Pacific Electric's downtown terminal with Santa Monica and Hollywood by means of a tunnel through Bunker Hill. The system was designed to provide traffic relief in the downtown area by taking 1200 Pacific Electric cars off surface streets. It also reduced commuting time from the suburbs to the downtown area.

Subjects
Offices


Related Names
Schultze & Weaver


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, NORTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT
2. EXTERIOR, SOUTH SIDE AND EAST FRONT
3. EXTERIOR, DETAIL OF CEILING IN ENTRANCE


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