Masonic Temple Ruins- 1900s Antique Postcard- 1906 San Francisco Earthquake- Natural Disaster- California History- Undivided Back- Unused
(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original antique undivided back postcard from the 1900s. It shows a view of the ruined Masonic Temple in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
"At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the San Francisco Bay Area was struck by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale. The impact of the quake was felt throughout the Pacific Coast from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon, and as far east as central Nevada. Resulting damage was extensive, especially within San Francisco, where the earthquake was followed by a series of fires that burned for three days. This disaster is still remembered as one of the worst in United States history.
In the aftermath of the earthquake, Bay Area Masons joined together to provide relief. Live Oak Lodge No. 61 and Oakland Lodge No. 188 opened their halls to house and feed the hundreds of refugees who crossed the San Francisco Bay for safety. Grand Master Motley Flint traveled to San Francisco from Los Angeles the day after the earthquake, and donated several thousand dollars of his own money to assist with the relief effort.
The San Francisco Masonic Temple on Post and Montgomery was one of thousands of buildings destroyed in the earthquake. Built in 1861, it had housed several San Francisco lodges, as well as the Grand Lodge of California. " - MasonsofCalifornia.Com
The postcard is unused and is in EXCELLENT condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips.
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