Earthquake-damaged County Jail, Santa Barbara, 1925
- Earthquake-damaged County Jail, Santa Barbara, 1925
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- June 29, 1925
- Los Angeles Times
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- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
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.
Related to the article, "Quake Known Dead Reach Seventeen, New Santa Barbara Shocks Send Residents Into Open, City Bravely Faces Future as $15,000,000 Damage is Surveyed; Scores of Buildings Fall or Are Partly Demolished by Quake." Los Angeles Times, 30 Jun. 1925.
County Jail building with collapsed facade and tilted floors, rubble and lamppost in foreground, with trees at left and right. The jail was located on the block occupied by the current courthouse, probably near the curernt Hall of Records on the west corner of the block.
Image blurred by camera motion
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
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