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Commercial building after the Long Beach earthquake, South Gate, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1933
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Photograph of a commercial building after the Long Beach earthquake with a pile of rubble in the street in front and wooden beams supporting the structure. The 2-story structure has sculpted capitals above pilasters (pilasters damaged) on the ground level and 3 urns along the roof line. Signs on the building read: "So. Gate is Game. Business as Usual In This Buiding. Spence Kennelly Owner," "County Free [Library]," "Heddon & Henderson Quality Shoe Store, Repairing," "Dr. Mizener Physician Surgeon," and "Dr. Brewer Dentist."
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
b&w nitrate negative
Earthquake damage--California--South Gate
Earthquakes--California--South Gate
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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