North at the west side of Valencia Street, south of 18th Street - 1981

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The second building from the left is Mission Pet Hospital at 718-20 Valencia Street. This was the site of the Valencia Hotel that tilted into the street and collapsed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. A creek runs under 18th Street and the hotel was sitting on a buried lake. Most residents were trapped below the top story; 40 people died and 12 people were rescued. A crucial water main ruptured as Valencia Street moved six feet east; most victims drowned, and there was a fire that followed later.

Created by
Kirkeberg, Max
Date
9/12/81
Slide ID
MiN-Valencia-700-W-31
Type
35 mm slide
Format
TIFF
Source
Max Kirkeberg Collection
Locale
San Francisco, California
Rights
Public
Views
418

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