E. F. Smith's Market after a fire started by the Long Beach earthquake, Watts (Los Angeles), 1933
- E. F. Smith's Market after a fire started by the Long Beach earthquake, Watts (Los Angeles), 1933
- Los Angeles Times
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- March 11, 1933
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
View of E. F. Smith's Market on E. 103rd St. in Watts after a fire, with hoses draped on the wet street and sidewalk in front. The fire started when a vat of boiling grease at Watts Cut-rate Bakery, next door on the right, exploded during the Long Beach earthquake. Sav-way Drug Store is on the left at 1714 103rd St.
The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread damage to buildings throughout Southern California. The epicenter was offshore, southeast of Long Beach on the Newport-Inglewood Fault. An estimated fifty million dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost.
Related to the article: "Watts." Los Angeles Times 12 Mar. 1933: 2
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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