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Ocean Park pier after a fire
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph used for articles dated: April 6, 1934 and September 3, 1962.
First photograph captions reads, "One of the biggest and most devastating fires in Southern California's history broke out on Sept. 3, 1912, sweeping the pier and amusement district of Ocean Park. The flames destroyed $1,500,000 worth of property. H. L. Locke was trapped on the end pf the pier, leaped into the sea and was drowned. Photo shows the ruins in wake of the fire." Photograph dated: April 6, 1934.; Second photograph captions reads, "The $1 million Fraser Pier at Ocean Park was a sea of smoldering ruins after the disastrous fire of Sept. 3, 1912. Nobody knew just how it had started. Some said a defective flue in one of the cafes H. L. Locke, a cashier, was trapped on end of the pier. He leaped into the sea and drowned." Photograph dated: September 3, 1962.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1583
Amusement parks--California--Santa Monica
Piers--California--Santa Monica
Lost architecture--California--Santa Monica
Ocean Park (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Pacific Ocean
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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