Earthquake-damaged Arlington Hotel, Santa Barbara, 1925
- Earthquake-damaged Arlington Hotel, Santa Barbara, 1925
- Date Created
- 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.
View of the Arlington Hotel on the Victoria St. side, with 5-story section at left, 3-story section at right, and collapsed section at center, with garden and driveway. A man stands in the driveway and more men are on the terraced area above. The hotel was located on the city block bounded by Victoria, State, Sola and Chapala Streets.
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- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
- Arlington Hotel (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
- Santa Barbara (Calif.)
- Resource type
- still image
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