Commercial buildings damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
- Commercial buildings damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
- Los Angeles Times
- Date Created
- March 1933
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
View of 3 commercial buildings, the center one visibly damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, with the workmen repairing the missing upper facade and with scaffolding against the lower story. A few people are on the street and one car is parked. Signs for the stores read: "Enna Jettick Shores," Merrill's Specialty Shops, Inc.," "Roslyn Shore," "Weaver Jackson Beauty Shop," and "Kirby's."
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.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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