Temporary food aid center after the earthquake, Santa Barbara, 1925
- Temporary food aid center after the earthquake, Santa Barbara, 1925
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- June 29, 1925
- Los Angeles Times
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View of a temporary food aid center beneath a tent on a commercial street after the earthquake. Cardboard boxes of food are neatly stacked beside the tent. Two sailors and a few women in the tent administer food aid to people in front of the tent. Five automobiles are parked in the street and a house and ruined commercial buildings are across the street in the background.
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.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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