Southland Architecture

Angels Flight

Formerly known as The Los Angeles Incline Railway
351 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Basic Information
Designed by Merceau Bridge & Construction Company
Type Transportation Facility
Neighborhood: Downtown Los Angeles
More Information
  • Trip length: 298 feet.
  • Grade: 33%
  • Architecture firm: Merceau Bridge & Construction Company
  • Architecture firm: Train & Williams
  • December 31, 1901: Angels Flight opens to the public.
  • 1969: Angels Flight is dismantled and stored by the city.
  • February 24, 1996: Angels Flight reopens.
  • October 13, 2000: Angels Flight is added to the National Register of Historic Places
  • February 1, 2001: Angels Flight is closed when an out of control rail car kills a man.
  • November 1, 2008: After being refurbished, the Angels Flight rail cars are placed back on the track.