Commercial building with tower damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
- Commercial building with tower damaged by the Long Beach earthquake, Southern California, 1933
- Date Created
- March 1933
- Los Angeles Times
- Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection
Photograph of a commercial building with a tower, heavily damaged by the Long Beach earthquake. A "Universal" truck from "Pacific Crane Service ..." with a tall crane extended to the top with a cable extended into the cracked dome of the tower is parked in front; rubble is being removed from the tower down 2 chutes, one from the tower to the roof, and another from the roof to the street. Signs on the building read: "Hart's Hosiery Shop," "Rarey's Beauty Service, Permanents, All Methods, Special, Hair Dyeing $2.00, Scientific Scalp Treatments $1.00, 6 for $5.00, 2-75 cents, 3-$1.00, Finger Wave, Manicure, Hair Cut, Marcel, Shampoo, Eye Arch, Finger Wave, Shampoo, Henna Pack 75 cents," "Hirshfield's," "Dr. H. W. Jameson."
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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