Earthquake-damaged Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, 1926
- Earthquake-damaged Hotel Californian, Santa Barbara, 1926
- Los Angeles Times
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- June 29, 1925
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- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
View of the Hotel Californian, located at the south corner of State and Mason, after the earthquake struck. The hotel lost huge expanses of its exterior walls during the earthquake. The hotel had opened just 8 days before. The view is from about 30 State St. The hotel was restored after the earthquake. In 2012 the hotel was demolished due to seismic safety concerns. The facade and 2 side walls were kept intact, however.
On June 29, 1925 at 6:42 am a major earthquake hit the area of Santa Barbara. It was 19 seconds in duration and registered 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale. The downtown of Santa Barbara was destroyed, the Sheffield Dam collapsed, and thirteen people died. The facade of the Mission Santa Barbara was severely damaged and lost its statues. Three persons thought to shut off the town electricity and gas, thereby preventing catastrophic fire. The city was rebuilt in a unified Spanish Colonial Revival style in 1925-1929.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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