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None injured when church wall collapses
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated July 4, 1963 reads, "A mechanical failure was blamed today for the collapse of a huge wall under construction Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 14800 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. No one was injured when the wall crashed down. The concrete wall, 117 feet long, 13 feet high and 10 inches thick, was being erected with a new building concept known as tilt-down. The method uses interlocking steel forms for prefabrication. This method of building has been used successfully twice before in the Los Angeles area and the job was the seventh in the state, according to Tilt-Down of Burbank, which has offices at 404 S. Lake St., holder of franchise rights to the method."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
First Baptist Church (Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Construction industry--Accidents--California--Los Angeles
Construction and demolition debris--California--Los Angeles
Construction projects--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Concrete walls
Baptist church buildings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Church buildings--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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