History and Historic Sites of the Valley *
Then and Now Photos *
Lost Crescenta *
Membership and Donations
Monday, October 16th 7:00pm
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta
Angels Flight is a beloved downtown landmark, but even for a tiny clattering railway, it has had a turbulent history. Her story begins in 1901 with the Yankee ingenuity of Col. James Eddy, and her rise, fall, and troubled rebirth mirrors the story of Bunker Hill in general. What was once a symbol of technological utopianism became mired in a noir shadow-world, before being wiped away by urban renewal. Of course she was at last returned to Bunker Hill, but this simple return-pockmarked with disruption and death-displays all the hallmarks of modernity's downfall.