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Earthquake-damaged San Marcos Building, 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
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
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
View of the earthquake-damaged San Marcos Building at the south corner of State and Anapamu Streets. The corner of the building was demolished by the earthquake. Men are standing in the street and on the mound of rubble.
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Long Beach, 1933 [negative is misfiled]
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara
Commercial buildings--California--Santa Barbara
San Marcos Building (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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