SCPL Local History Gallery Remembering the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

Remembering the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake

20 Years Later: A collection of photographs depicting Santa Cruz in the aftermath of the Loma Prieta Earthquake

Size: 361 items


The white structure in the background is a pavilion (tent) located on Cedar and Locust Streets.


Pacific Avenue, looking south during the reconstruction of Santa Cruz's downtown area after the 1989 earthquake.


Pacific Avenue, looking south, showing the debris from the demolition of the St. George Hotel.


The demolition of the St. George Hotel, as seen from the convergence of Front and River Streets.


Pacific Avenue looking towards the mountains. The Del Mar movie theater is on the right.


The main floor of the Central Library showing the mess resulting from the Loma Prieta earthquake.


Storage area on the second floor of the Central Branch Library after the Loma Prieta earthquake.


The town clock stopped at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989


Dramatic damage on Pacific immediately following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

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