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Title
Collapsed Electric Light Tower
Creator
Gordon, John C. (photographer)
Date Created and/or Issued
1915
Contributing Institution
San José State University, Special Collections and Archives
Collection
John C. Gordon Photographic Collection
Rights Information
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Description
The San Jose Electric Light Tower shortly after its collapse. Several people with umbrellas are depicted viewing the wreckage while walking on the sidewalk in the rain.
Handwritten on verso of photograph: "4/1915. The tower after it had blown down." The Electric Light Tower stood at the intersection of Market Street and Santa Clara Street. J. J. Owen, newspaper publisher, had the tower built in 1881. It stood 237-feet tall and was lighted on December 13, 1881. The tower was damaged by a windstorm in February 1915 and finally collapsed in a storm on December 3, 1915 at 11:55 a.m.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg
6 x 8 in.
Extent
6 x 8 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/gordon/id/1637
Subject
Disasters
Electric power failures
Electricity
Towers
Place
San Jose
California
Source
John C. Gordon Photograph Collection
Relation
Series I, Box 2, Folder: Disasters

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