Theodore Roosevelt School heavily damaged by an earthquake, Long Beach, 1933
- Theodore Roosevelt School heavily damaged by an earthquake, Long Beach, 1933
- Austin, W. Horace (William Horace), 1881-1942 and Austin, John C. W. (John Corneby Wilson), 1870-1963
- Los Angeles Times
- Date Created
- March 1933
- No linguistic content
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
The first Theodore Roosevelt School in Long Beach was designed by architects John Austin and W. Horace Austin (not related) in a Spanish Renaissance Revival style and was constructed in 1920-1921. It was heavily damaged by the 1933 earthquake and had to be torn down.
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.
Photograph of Theodore Roosevelt School with earthquake damage visible in the 2nd story of the projecting centerpiece, with the rubble in a heap on the ground in front of the arched double doorway.
- 1 photograph
- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
Earthquake damage--California--Long Beach
Long Beach Earthquake, Calif., 1933
- Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School (Long Beach, Calif.)
- California, Southern
- Resource Type
- still image
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