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Earthquake-damaged Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Santa Barbara, 1925
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Santa Barbara, Calif.) (subject)
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Related to the article, "Quake Known Dead Reach Seventeen, New Santa Barbara Shocks Send Residents Into Open, City Bravely Faces Future as $15,000,000 Damage is Surveyed; Scores of Buildings Fall or Are Partly Demolished by Quake." Los Angeles Times, 29 Jun. 1925.
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Text from nitrate negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Santa Barbara, 1925, 11 of 11 (4 negs)
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, at the corner of State and Figueroa Streets, with one of two bell towers destroyed, facade, side, and remaining tower heavily damaged, stained-glass windows intact, rubble in left foreground, three men in caps looking in right foreground, trees and undamaged building at right
On June 29, 1925 at 6:42 am a major earthquake hit the area of Santa Barbara. It was 19 seconds in duration and registered 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale. The downtown of Santa Barbara was destroyed, the Sheffield Dam collapsed, and thirteen people died. The facade of the Mission Santa Barbara was severely damaged and lost its statues. Three persons thought to shut off the town electricity and gas, thereby preventing catastrophic fire. The city was rebuilt in a unified Spanish Colonial Revival style in 1925-1929.
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No linguistic content
Catholic churches -- California -- Santa Barbara
Earthquakes -- California -- Santa Barbara
Churches -- California -- Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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