Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Using WPA funds, the campus also built service tunnels for plant workman from the power house east under Lemon Avenue to the various buildings on the FJC site for $37,612 (the federal government furnished $25,214). Water-proofed, the tunnels (approximately 2137 feet of catacombs) provided protection and accessibility for steam lines, hot and cold water mains, gas and air lines, sewage and electrical conduits, and conduits for the clock, bell, public address, and school telephone wires. Over time, the tunnels became a concern, and there were structural failures on small section of the tunnel network. During later renovation projects, some of the tunnels were filled in with concrete and wiring and plumbing were re-routed.
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