Apr 18, 1906: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Over 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents were homeless. Fires destroyed about 28,000 buildings and 500 blocks – ¼ of San Francisco.

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Can't wait to stay here again. ~ The Fairmont San Francisco is one of the most posh luxury hotels in North America and certainly the creme of hotels in San Francisco.  It rests atop Nob hill, looking down over the city as if it were sitting upon a throne, the matriarch of the hotel family in the Bay area.

Left standing after the famous earthquake of The Fairmont San Francisco's destiny was to be the pinnacle of luxury hotels of the century. Today, this legendary hotel occupies a special place in the heart of this world-class city.

Since 2010, San Francisco photographer Shawn Clover has been working on a striking series of then and now composite photos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake (part 1 & part 2). To create the …

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

The Earthquake Blend – San Francisco 1906 + 2010 by Shawn Clover. A women opens the door to her Mercedes on Sacramento Street while horses killed by falling rubble lie in the street.

sf 1906 earthquake + today   Passing cable cars offer a view of the destruction of California Street. Old St. Marys Cathedral has escaped destruction.

Composite Then and Now Photos of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake: Passing cable cars offer a view of the destruction of California Street. Old St. Marys Cathedral has escaped destruction.

San Francisco earthquake and fire,1906. Over 225,000 of the city’s 400,000 residents were homeless. Fires destroyed about 28,000 buildings and 500 blocks – ¼ of San Francisco.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Pictures

Tragic Photographs of Disasters that Occurred Before ruins and smoke after the San Francisco Earthquake, May 1906

A Trip Down Market Street 1906 San Francisco    This film from 1906 in downtown San Francisco was made 4 days before the great earthquake destroyed the city at 5:12 AM on April 18th, 1906. It is filmed from the front of a cable car, heading east toward the ferry terminal building, which is the tower in the background (which survived the quake and still stands today). Filmed by the Miles Brothers, 14 April, 1906

A rather amazing movie of Market Street in just days before the historic earthquake and fire

"City Hall:1906", The tower of San Francisco City Hall after the April 18, 1906 earthquake and fire.

San Francisco, April 1906 / What Remained of City Hall after the Devastating Earthquake & Fire

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