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Title
Earthquake-damaged Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Santa Barbara, 1925
Date Created and/or Issued
June 29, 1925
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.
View down a street with heavily damaged buildings, including a church with a tower, after the Long Beach earthquake. Brick rubble is filed nest to the buildings and a few people are walking in the street in the distance.
View towards earthquake-damaged buildings, including 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. people are walking in the street.
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.
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933 [negative filed in wrong sleeve]
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2183
ark:/21198/zz002dd470
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara
Churches--California--Santa Barbara
Earthquake damage--California--Santa Barbara
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Catholic churches--California--Santa Barbara
Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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