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The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

The San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906.

Hall of Justice

Hall of Justice

Photograph of Union Street Car Line After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of Union Street Car Line After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Mission Relief Headquarters. The barn of James Rolph Jr. on Guerrero Street was converted into the headquarters for Mission relief. Later, Rolph became Mayor of San Francisco and then governor. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Mission Relief Headquarters. The barn of James Rolph Jr. on Guerrero Street was converted into the headquarters for Mission relief. Later, Rolph became Mayor of San Francisco and then governor. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Dynamiting The Examiner Bl'g.

Dynamiting The Examiner Bl'g.

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of the Effect of Earthquake on Houses After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Fire Partially Under Control After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Fire Partially Under Control After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Group Cooking on a Stove in the Street After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Group Cooking on a Stove in the Street After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaster "This panoramic view shows San Francisco in flames, five hours after the earthquake. The photograph taken from Mason Street at 10:00 A.M., April 18, 1906. There is little evidence of earthquake damage. Most of the city's downtown buildings appear to be intact, yet flames later partially or wholly destroyed these buildings. The fire continued unchecked for three days

Panoramic View of San Francisco in Flames Other Effects of the Disaster  "This panoramic view shows San Francisco in flames, five hours after the earthquake. The photograph taken from Mason Street at 10:00 A.M., April 18, 1906. There is little evidence of earthquake damage. Most of the city's downtown buildings appear to be intact, yet flames later partially or wholly destroyed these buildings. The fire continued unchecked for three days

Hanneman Hospital. Cal'a and Maple Sts.

Hanneman Hospital. Cal'a and Maple Sts.

Observatory G.G. Park.

Observatory G.G. Park.

Looking down Fourth Street just off Market Street, soldiers patrol the devastated area. An unidentified building is still standing. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Looking down Fourth Street just off Market Street, soldiers patrol the devastated area. An unidentified building is still standing. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Cor. Mission and Steuart.

Cor. Mission and Steuart.

Refugee camp overlooks the damaged city of San Francisco. This camp might be on Mission Dolores Park. Note the Ladies and Mens facilities. In the distance are domes of the City Hall (left) and the Call Building (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Refugee camp overlooks the damaged city of San Francisco. This camp might be on Mission Dolores Park. Note the Ladies and Mens facilities. In the distance are domes of the City Hall (left) and the Call Building (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the massive 8.25 earthquake of 1906. The view from 1000 feet above Jones and Washington Street, looking eastward. Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in the San Francisco Bay, is in the upper far left. Mason Street cuts across right corner. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Panoramic View of San Francisco on April 1909 three years after the massive 8.25 earthquake of 1906. The view from 1000 feet above Jones and Washington Street, looking eastward. Goat Island (now Yerba Buena Island) in the San Francisco Bay, is in the upper far left. Mason Street cuts across right corner. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A gathering of autos, possibly a parking lot with chauffeurs and mechanics. On the left with the hood up is a 1907 Type H Locomobile 35 H.P. Touring Car. On the right, a pair of 1906 Cadillac Model M Light Touring Cars

A gathering of autos, possibly a parking lot with chauffeurs and mechanics. On the left with the hood up is a 1907 Type H Locomobile 35 H.P. Touring Car. On the right, a pair of 1906 Cadillac Model M Light Touring Cars

San Mateo.

San Mateo.

Photograph of a Typical Bread Line in the Early Stages of Relief Distribution After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Typical Bread Line in the Early Stages of Relief Distribution After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

The city of San Francisco on fire after the earthquake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

The city of San Francisco on fire after the earthquake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Mason South From Post.

Mason South From Post.

Panorama photograph from Pine and Powell streets, San Francisco, taken after the earthquake, ca. 1905

Panorama photograph from Pine and Powell streets, San Francisco, taken after the earthquake, ca. 1905

Photograph of Souvenir Hunters After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of Souvenir Hunters After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Mason From Market St.

Mason From Market St.

[Tent post office used after the San Francisco earthquake and fire]

[Tent post office used after the San Francisco earthquake and fire]

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Dynamiting unsafe walls left by the earthquake and fire

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Dynamiting unsafe walls left by the earthquake and fire

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Providing for homeless thousands - delivering bread at the Commissary tent

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Providing for homeless thousands - delivering bread at the Commissary tent

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: people with temporary living quarters in foreground - ruins in background

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: people with temporary living quarters in foreground - ruins in background

Jefferson Square camps, after the San Francisco earthquake and fire

Jefferson Square camps, after the San Francisco earthquake and fire

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Looking for lost treasures in the miles of ruins

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Looking for lost treasures in the miles of ruins

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Curious wreck of Steiner St. Catholic Church

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Curious wreck of Steiner St. Catholic Church

US Army soldiers from the Presidio pose for a group shot, with their Springfield 03 rifles, in front of the ruins of the Hall of Justice. The troops aided the local police force in keeping order and protection for the citizens of the devastated city. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

US Army soldiers from the Presidio pose for a group shot, with their Springfield 03 rifles, in front of the ruins of the Hall of Justice. The troops aided the local police force in keeping order and protection for the citizens of the devastated city. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: general view of ruins

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: general view of ruins

Valencia St. Bet 18th and 19th

Valencia St. Bet 18th and 19th

Men ride horseback on an unidentified street showing some of the earthquake damage in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Men ride horseback on an unidentified street showing some of the earthquake damage in the background. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Dore Street.

Dore Street.

Valencia St.

Valencia St.

Court House Redwood City.

Court House Redwood City.

''The Warren'' Post and Jones

''The Warren'' Post and Jones

One of the many Street Kitchens that sprang up in the aftermath of the quake. This one is in front of the Baker & Greenwich Street Market, near the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

One of the many Street Kitchens that sprang up in the aftermath of the quake. This one is in front of the Baker & Greenwich Street Market, near the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees at a camp in the Presidio. Military personnel stand by as women and children bring buckets to fill. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Fresh water is delivered via mule drawn barrel wagon to the refugees at a camp in the Presidio. Military personnel stand by as women and children bring buckets to fill. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

S.F. Stock Exchange.

S.F. Stock Exchange.

Union Street Near Pierce.

Union Street Near Pierce.

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later use in the rebuilding of San Francisco. A soldier with a Springfield Rifle 03 is picking up something. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A group of laborers appear to be cleaning building blocks for later use in the rebuilding of San Francisco. A soldier with a Springfield Rifle 03 is picking up something. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Photograph of St. Francis Hotel After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of St. Francis Hotel After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Girl's High School Scott St.

Girl's High School Scott St.

A Block in Redwood City.

A Block in Redwood City.

Soldiers from the Presidio stand amid the rubble of fallen buildings after the earthquake. The Hall of Records (dome) is in the background (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Soldiers from the Presidio stand amid the rubble of fallen buildings after the earthquake. The Hall of Records (dome) is in the background (right). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Palace Hotel.

Palace Hotel.

Hall of Justice on Kearney St.

Hall of Justice on Kearney St.

Orpheum Theater

Orpheum Theater

Ruins after San Francisco earthquake, 1906 / Genthe.

Ruins after San Francisco earthquake, 1906 / Genthe.

Looking, toward the Call Building, northeast up Market Street. The Call Building is enveloped in smoke on the right side of the street. The fire engine is attempting to find water in a hydrant. Curved building on the left is the James Flood Building at Market and Powell, the Emporium is across the street. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Looking, toward the Call Building, northeast up Market Street. The Call Building is enveloped in smoke on the right side of the street. The fire engine is attempting to find water in a hydrant. Curved building on the left is the James Flood Building at Market and Powell, the Emporium is across the street. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: Calif. Statehood Monument and city's ruins, up Turk St. from Market St.

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: Calif. Statehood Monument and city's ruins, up Turk St. from Market St.

Bound for the ferry after the San Francisco earthquake and fire disaster of April 18, 1906.

Bound for the ferry after the San Francisco earthquake and fire disaster of April 18, 1906.

San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906. Memorial Arch [in ruins], Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto

San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906. Memorial Arch [in ruins], Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto

San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, Apr. 1906: Refugees at dinner, food plain but palatable, 16th and Dolores

San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, Apr. 1906: Refugees at dinner, food plain but palatable, 16th and Dolores

San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906

San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Barber in Jefferson Park

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Barber in Jefferson Park

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: ruins and rubble, with steps of building in foreground

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire: ruins and rubble, with steps of building in foreground

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: A crude shelter for a home, ruins and U.S. Mint, April 1906

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: A crude shelter for a home, ruins and U.S. Mint, April 1906

Breadlines form up at Mission High School in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Breadlines form up at Mission High School in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Cooking dinner in the street

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Cooking dinner in the street

Eddy St. Near Filmore

Eddy St. Near Filmore

Observatory, G.G. Park, S.F.

Observatory, G.G. Park, S.F.

Observatory, G.G. Park, S.F.

Observatory, G.G. Park, S.F.

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at ready, civilians queue up in bread lines for food in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

As soldiers from the Presidio patrol with their Springfield 03 at ready, civilians queue up in bread lines for food in the aftermath of the quake. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Valencia St. Bet. 18 and 19th

Valencia St. Bet. 18 and 19th

Dupont St. Chinatown.

Dupont St. Chinatown.

California St. From Kearney.

California St. From Kearney.

Pioneer Bl'd'g. 4th St.

Pioneer Bl'd'g. 4th St.

Howard St. Bet. 17 and 18th

Howard St. Bet. 17 and 18th

First St. From Mission

First St. From Mission

Panoramic View of Nearly Total Devastation of San Francisco Other Effects of the Disaster "This view of the San Francisco ruins shows many square blocks completely leveled. The photograph was taken on May 1, 1906, almost a month after the disaster. Much of the debris had already been hauled away leaving only empty ash-blackened blocks. Rebuilding of small buildings had begun

Panoramic View of Nearly Total Devastation of San Francisco Other Effects of the Disaster  "This view of the San Francisco ruins shows many square blocks completely leveled. The photograph was taken on May 1, 1906, almost a month after the disaster. Much of the debris had already been hauled away leaving only empty ash-blackened blocks. Rebuilding of small buildings had begun

Foot of 9th St.

Foot of 9th St.

Howard St. Near 18th.

Howard St. Near 18th.

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed) (right), the Mutual Bank Building (left), and the Chronicle Building (rear). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view along Market Street at the remains of the Call Building (domed) (right), the Mutual Bank Building (left), and the Chronicle Building (rear). On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

San Francisco Earthquake 1906 video - no sound

San Francisco Earthquake 1906 video - no sound

Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty.

Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty.

Ruin At Palo Alto.

Ruin At Palo Alto.

Photograph of a Camp in Golden Gate Park Under Military Control After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Camp in Golden Gate Park Under Military Control After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken just before the earthquake hit. There is no date on the photo. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

A view of busy Market Street looking southward. This shot may be taken just before the earthquake hit. There is no date on the photo. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Egg fire. This fire started in a house on the south side of Hayes Street when a woman started a fire in her stove to make breakfast around 9 AM. The chimney was defective due to the quake and fire broke out. This fire burned more territory than any other single fire, since all fire departments were engaged elsewhere no concentrated attack was possible, so the fire spread out of control reaching Gough and Grove Streets. The fire caused the destruction of the Mission district as well as the Hayes Valley section, including the Mechanics' Pavilion and the City Hall. The earthquake hit at 5:12:05 AM, measuring 8.25 on the...

Close-up view of refugees fleeing along Grove Street from the Ham & Egg fire. This fire started in a house on the south side of Hayes Street when a woman started a fire in her stove to make breakfast around 9 AM. The chimney was defective due to the quake and fire broke out. This fire burned more territory than any other single fire, since all fire departments were engaged elsewhere no concentrated attack was possible, so the fire spread out of control reaching Gough and Grove Streets. The fire caused the destruction of the Mission district as well as the Hayes Valley section, including the Mechanics' Pavilion and the City Hall. The earthquake hit at 5:12:05 AM, measuring 8.25 on the...

Market St. From Ferry.

Market St. From Ferry.

Bread line forms at the Signal Corps at the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Bread line forms at the Signal Corps at the Presidio. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Refugees at Golden Gate

San Francisco earthquake, 1906: Refugees at Golden Gate

[2 men and a woman cooking on the street after the San Francisco earthquake and fire]

[2 men and a woman cooking on the street after the San Francisco earthquake and fire]

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: Leaving the stricken city, crowd at Ferry Depot, April 1906

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, 1906: Leaving the stricken city, crowd at Ferry Depot, April 1906

[San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906]

[San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906]

Charred corpse of a victim of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire

Charred corpse of a victim of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire

Band Stand G.G. Park.

Band Stand G.G. Park.

As fires rage in the background, the newly of San Francisco gather at Union Square. The tall steel skeleton, then known as the Union League Building, was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street. The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time. Its walls peeled away during the earthquake and killed several people in buildings adjoining the structure. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000...

As fires rage in the background, the newly of San Francisco gather at Union Square. The tall steel skeleton, then known as the Union League Building, was under construction at the time of the earthquake, later finished, and still standing on Geary Street. The Butler Building at right, also under construction at the time. Its walls peeled away during the earthquake and killed several people in buildings adjoining the structure. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000...

An unidentified area of San Francisco suffers total devastation. Unknown woman poses for a picture. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

An unidentified area of San Francisco suffers total devastation. Unknown woman poses for a picture. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Y.M.C.A. Bl'd'g. Mason St.

Y.M.C.A. Bl'd'g. Mason St.

Photograph of a Military Camp on the Fourth Day After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Photograph of a Military Camp on the Fourth Day After the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto.

Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto.

Howard St. Bet. 17th and 18th.

Howard St. Bet. 17th and 18th.

Photograph of the West Front of the New Chronicle Building Showing Damage by the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, 1906

Photograph of the West Front of the New Chronicle Building Showing Damage by the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, 1906

Ruin of the $7,000,000 City Hall by earthquake and fire. The building was a monument of poor workmanship, materials and design. The U.S. Geological Survey Report on the San Francisco Earthquake of April 18,1906. (Possible photograph by Frank Soule) On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million

Ruin of the $7,000,000 City Hall by earthquake and fire. The building was a monument of poor workmanship, materials and design. The U.S. Geological Survey Report on the San Francisco Earthquake of April 18,1906. (Possible photograph by Frank Soule) On April 18, 1906 at 5:15 AM a quake of 8.25 on the Richter scale hit San Francisco. Greater destruction came from the fires afterwards. The city burned for three days. The combination destroyed 490 city blocks and 25,000 buildings, leaving 250,000 homeless and killing between 450 and 700. Estimated damages, over $350 million