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Title
Methodist Episcopal Church heavily damaged during the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
Date Created and/or Issued
March 1933
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
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.
View of a Methodist Episcopal Church heavily damaged during the Long Beach earthquake. The stairways are filled with building rubble and the roof is destroyed. A sign to the left of the doorway reads "...Methodist Episcopal Church..."A sign above the doorway reads "'The Rock,' Powerful Bible Drama, Here Sunday Evening Mar. 12 - 7:30 pm. And a painted sing on the low retaining wall at the corner reads "E. 11th St."
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2145
ark:/21198/zz002dd2xc
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Earthquakes--California
Earthquake damage--California
Churches--California
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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