San Francisco view South on Van Ness Avenue (at Green St.) after the 1906 earthquake and before the fire approached. Photo by JB Monaco. Water mains are destroyed; St. Brigid Church in background. The East side of Van Ness Ave (left) was dynamited a block deep to create a fire break and finally stop the fire from spreading to the Western Addition and Cow Hollow.
San Francisco view down Kearny St. at Broadway after the 1906 earthquake and fire. A block down from Broadway at the intersection of Kearny and Columbus Ave. (at that time it was called Montgomery Ave.) is the Sentinel (Flatiron) Bldg. which was under construction at the time of the quake. It is now called Columbus Tower and is owned by director Francis Ford Coppola.
Looking down Montgomery St.(at Green St.) from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco on April 18th, 1906 after the great quake. Photo by Arnold Genthe. All the buildings in this photo were destroyed by the fire.
Italian pillbox located in the Itri Valley just North of the town of Itri, Italy. Used by the Germans to defend against allied invasion in 1944. 75% of the town was destroyed during the war. These photos were taken in 1973.
© Joseph Greco