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Bystanders look on as crews work on the Norton Building fire aftermath, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 23, 1935
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.
Related to the article, "Dozen Hurt In Explosion: Stores Burn Downtown, Sixth and Broadway Fire Caused by Tank Blast; Traffic Jammed." Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 1935.
View of ground-level of the old Norton Building on Sixth Street and Broadway in the aftermath of a fire. Bystanders watch fire crews work with fire fighting equipment such as water hoses. The ground-floor windows are blown out, and the mostly intact displays include clothed mannequins and other merchandise. Burnt debris is strewn across the wet street.An acetylene tank had exploded on a scaffolding outside the Norton Building. It was being used for exterior remodeling the structure was undergoing. The building caught fire and fire crews were brought in to contain the damage.
Handwritten on nitrate negative: Fire - 6 and Bdwy
Text from negative sleeve: 2647-- Fire - 6th and Bdwy, Jack Grey Police Officer, E.R. Gauldin Police Off., Clara Biesoba [?], Robert Payne, 10/23-35, [stamped:] OCT 29 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Fires--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighting--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Norton Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles (Calif.). Fire Dept
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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