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Title
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
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
View of the earthquake-damaged San Marcos Building at the south corner of State and Anapamu Streets. The Anapamu Street portion of the building is in view. The corner of the building was demolished by the earthquake and the rubble on the ground is as high as the 1st story of the building. A tractor (R) and a truck (center) are parked next to the rubble. A steam shovel on the left has a sigh reading "Keystone Excavator." Two workmen stand between trucks and a policeman stands on the right.
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, Santa Barbara
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_2225
ark:/21198/zz002dd5p6
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Earthquakes--California--Santa Barbara
Commercial buildings--California--Santa Barbara
Disaster relief--California--Santa Barbara
Steam shovels
San Marcos Building (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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