Bunker Hill: From Victorian Neighborhood to Cultural Business Center
Located between 1st St. and 5th St. and Hill and Figueroa, Bunker Hill was originally an affluent residential neighborhood served by the shops and offices on the commercial corridors below. Angels Flight, dubbed "The World's Shortest Railway," transported residents up and down the steep grade and thus to the main business district. During the depression, the down and out filled the area as property owners moved out to the east and west launching the urban sprawl of greater Los Angeles. For the next twenty years, Bunker Hill became a common setting for the filming of noir crime films. The City eventually moved to revitalize the area, and plans were developed to fill Bunker Hill with public plazas and modern buildings. The public art installed as part of this transformation, representing some of the most highly sought after artists of the late 20th century, including Miro, Rauschenberg and Stella, perfectly reflects the optimism with which Los Angeles was remade into a modern city.
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