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Title
Jefferson Junior High School destroyed by an earthquake, Long Beach, 1933
Contributor
Allison, James Edward, 1870-1955
Allison, David Clark, 1881-1962
Anderson, Carl Alfred Herman, 1875-1957
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.
Jefferson Junior High School, located on Euclid Ave. between 7th and 8th Streets, was designed by architects Allison and Allison with Carl Alfred Herman Anderson and completed in 1922. It was destroyed by the 1933 earthquake.
View of the entrance to Jefferson Junior High School after it was destroyed by the Long Beach earthquake.
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2182
ark:/21198/zz002dd46g
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Earthquake damage--California--Long Beach
Earthquakes--California--Long Beach
Schools--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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