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1868 Hayward Earthquake Alliance

Historic Photos


Image depicting earthquake damage/aftermath

Earthquake damage to a one-story building of sandstone blocks that was being built by Josiah Sturges, the proprietor of the nearby Alhambra Hotel. The building was later used a bank. Not only is this the northernmost damage photograph for the earthquake, but it is the only damage photograph that has been obtained from the east side of the fault. Image courtesy Contra Costa County Historical Society.