From left to right: Mildred Feldman and Iris Joanne Feldman; Mrs. Steve Hopkins and Howard Hopkins; Eleanor Boadt and Stephen R. Boadt; Mrs. Louis Shalitt and Philip Myron Shalitt; Marie M. Grivel and Leon Robert Grivel; Mrs. Dora Milstein and Irving Louis Hayman, her grandson. The babies are seated on a table covered in blankets and all adults stand behind them, posing for a photograph.
The St. Francis Dam was a 200-foot high concrete gravity-arch dam built between 1924 and 1926 in St. Francisquito Canyon (near present-day Castaic and Santa Clarita). The dam collapsed on March 12, 1928 at two and a half minutes before midnight. The resulting flood killed more than 600 residents plus an unknown number of itinerant farm workers camped in San Francisquito Canyon, making it the 2nd greatest loss of life in California after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It is considered the worst American civil engineering failure in the 20th century.
Several women were overcome by gas fumes from leaking pipes while sewing on a WPA project at 1108 West Thirty-fifth Street. Those who were not treated on scene were taken to Georgia-Street Receiving Hospital where they were effectively treated.
ANSWER: If you're wondering why these Know Your City photos are getting easier, it's because the series is coasting to the finish. Going to wind it up Wednesday with No.250. Surely you recognized today's--the Southern Pacific freight yards out between N Broadway and N Spring St. Principal clue, of course, was the city's No.1 landmark in the background, the City Hall tower.