Monday, March 26, 2012

Historic Second Street: the Cut

The Cut destroyed Rincon Hill as a fashionable residential district.
Second Street used to go over the crest of Rincon Hill. In 1869 the street was given a more gentle grade by digging through the top of the hill, the Second Street Cut. The excavation went from Folsom to Bryant, where the crest of the hill was about 100 feet higher than it is now. This was before society implemented the EIR process!

1869 after the Cut.

1866 before the Cut.

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