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Chemical explosion at Star Trucking Co
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mercurio, Conrad
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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View depicts the near-total destruction of Star Trucking Co., located at 662 S. Mateo Street, the warehouse that was hit by a huge chemical blast. The explosion was caused by a load of corrosive chemicals in the warehouse. Windows and glass shattered in dozens of buildings within several blocks radius of the actual blast. Photograph dated August 18, 1974.
1 photographic print :b&w ;20 x 25 cm. on sheet 21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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