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Explosion at Lexington and Western avenues
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Title supplied by cataloger.
Photograph caption dated September 1, 1936 reads, "With the walls ripped and shattered, an apartment building at Lexington and Western avenues, in Hollywood, is shown today after a gas blast that injured one man, possibly fatally. The blast came with a roar that nearby residents said sounded like a naval gun. It knocked out a wall section and cracked other walls. The injured man, Smith Alvin, Negro janitor, was in the basement when the explosion occurred and suffered severe burns. Doors and windows were blown out. It is believed that blast came from gas from a furnace."
1 photographic print :b&w ;27 x 35 cm. on sheet 28 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 41
Buildings--Blast effects--California--Los Angeles
Debris--California--Los Angeles
Apartments--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Explosions--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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