Destroyed San Francisco city hall, 1906

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Destroyed San Francisco city hall, 1906 - ANACGLNDA, MOXTAXA:' TUESDAY MORX1XG, MAY 8, 1...
ANACGLNDA, MOXTAXA:' TUESDAY MORX1XG, MAY 8, 1 !.;. ONE OF SAN FRANCISCO'S GRAVE PROBLEMS v - to agreed.-to. to IX , '"''t'"t " " ' ' " -'" " " ij I "N - - i )m j- Jb44 rW new photograph ot the ruins of SmH Francisco's city hU . was taken since the tire. . . The view, gives an Idem Of the destrttc- tioo wrought by the earthquake; the fire 'jid not reach this building; its rain was accomplished solely by the seismic disturbance, The photograph was brought 4o Butte by G W. Davis, who has )usf returned from the Golden Gate, where he went through the trying experiences of the disaster. Mr. Davis say that the city hall is ruined beyond restoration. It cost the city seven millions and the earthquake exposed the rascality of the builders. The walls, instead of being solid granite, were a shell of stone, backed with light rubble and poor concrete. The steel frame which supported the dome saved that part of the structure, but the main walls and the tower are wrecked beyond restoration. The contrast between this building andUiheti, tike the United States mint, ther postoltice Hnd tk St. Francfo hotel, Is strong. In the latter buildings pari of the rooms are already occupied, the earthquake having failed to vitally affect the structures. Mr. Davis is certain that the city will be rebuilt and that It will be one ot the handsomest municipalities in the world when the work is done. There will be four main divisions of the city, each with its own system of waterworks, and in other respects independent of the others. The streets will be widened and the new business section will be constructed of steel and stone. . the evening people be to . of

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  1. The Anaconda Standard,
  2. 08 May 1906, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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