The Pacific Electric Railway
in Southern California
 
 
  6th & Main Station - Viaduct Construction  
 
  Source: Los Angeles Public Library Photography Collection  
  In this photograph, we see the first block of the 6th & Main Station viaduct, under construction in June of 1916. This photo was apparently taken from one of the upper floors of the 6th and Main Station building, looking over South Los Angeles Street towards Maple Street. To the right rear you can see the part of the viaduct that was built in 1909 and 1910.  
 
  Source: Los Angeles Public Library Photography Collection  
  This photograph was taken at street level on Maple Street looking towards the 6th and Main Station building. This is the same construction project as above, viewed from the opposite end of the structure. The structure to the left is the portion of the viaduct that has been in service since 1910.  
 
  Source: Los Angeles Public Library Photography Collection  
  In this third photograph, we see the same viaduct structure from just above street level looking across South Los Angeles Street towards Maple Street. The fabricator for this project was obviously Llewellen Iron Works. The date on the Pantages billboard makes it clear that this photo was taken in mid 1916. In this photo there are PE cars on the portion of the viaduct that has been in place for 5+ years already (behind the new structure).  
  Copyright 2000,01,02,03
William E. Den Beste
Last modified on  12/17/01 9:57:49 PM