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Title
Earthquake-damaged Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Santa Barbara, 1925
Contributor
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Santa Barbara, Calif.) (subject)
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
copyrighted
Copyright is owned by the UC Regents
Description
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.
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View of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, at the north corner of State and Figueroa Streets, with one of two bell towers destroyed, facade, side, and remaining tower heavily damaged, stained-glass windows intact, 3 men in front of fallen pilaster from commercial building and rubble in foreground, and a truck on the left.
-119.702954
Text from negative sleeve: Earthquakes, Santa Barbara
Type
image
Format
1 photograph
Identifier
edu.ucla.library.specialCollections.latimes:7722
uclamss_1429_2211
ark:/21198/zz002dd56z
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Churches -- California -- Santa Barbara
Earthquakes -- California -- Santa Barbara
Catholic churches -- California -- Santa Barbara
Place
Santa Barbara (Calif.)
Relation
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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