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Title
Sunken City, Point Fermin, view 3
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Scenic view of the Sunken City at Point Fermin in San Pedro. In the distance, a man stands on concrete slabs that have cracked. Erosion can be seen along the rocks. In 1929 a sizeable section of land in the southern tip of San Pedro began to unexplainably slip into the sea. The 600 block of Paseo Del Mar began moving seaward in 1929 and continued to slip until the mid 1930s. Movement was measured as high as 11 inches a day. Due to quick action, all but two of the houses on the seaward side of the street were moved before toppling into the sea.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00033182
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
S-005-054.3 4x5; San Pedro-Point Fermin.
CARL0000034761
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/100188
Subject
Cliffs--California--Los Angeles
Erosion--California--Los Angeles
Point Fermin (Calif.)
San Pedro (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunken City (San Pedro, Los Angeles, Calif.)

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