The Subway Terminal building is located at 417 South Hill Street. When it opened in 1925, the building contained 600 offices and was one of the largest office building in the city. The ground floor contained a waiting room and ticket office for the Pacific Electric. This is the southeast corner of the building.
To the left in the foreground where you can see the sign marked Entrance was the Hill Street surface station. At the time this photograph was taken the station area had become a parking lot. The Hill Street surface station was the terminal for the Venice Short Line and other Western District lines.
The first train departed the subway on December 1, 1925. The last departed June 19, 1955, just short of 30 years later. (Suplement 3 to Special 16, Interurbans, Febuary 1958 pages 42A – 66B) The negative has been mislaid.
The date is July 11, 1965.
Robert Gaddie Photo, Robert Gaddie Collection