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Title
Poly High School, Long Beach, Cal. after quake 3-10-33
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1933
Publication Information
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
Changing Face of Southern California
Rights Information
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Description
Exterior view of the Long Beach Polytechnic High School building after the 1933, showing the collapsed roof.
Before 1866, most of what is now Long Beach was part of two ranchos: Los Cerritos and Los Alamitos. By the 1880s portions of Rancho Los Cerritos were sold, subdivided and developed under the name of Willmore City by William Willmore in 1882. By 1888, the population had voted to incorporate the city and rename it the City of Long Beach. At 5:54pm on March 10, 1933, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Newport-Inglewood fault zone. Severe property damage occurred at Compton, Long Beach, and other areas." The cost of the damage was estimated at $40 million, and 115 people were killed. Damage to school buildings, which were among the structures most commonly and severely damaged by this earthquake, led to the State Legislature passing the Field Act, which regulates building-construction practices in California.
Written on photograph: "Winstead Photo #23"
Real photo postcard printed on DOPS paper.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
Identifier
clloy_100
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chgface/id/301
Language
English
Subject
Earthquakes--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
Earthquake damage--California--Long Beach
High school buildings--Earthquake effects--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, Calif.)
Long Beach (Calif.)--Earthquake effects
Source
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection

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