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1906 Earthquake & Fire

Care of the Injured (Mechanic's Pavilion)

Polk Street entrance to Mechanics Hall

This is the entrance to the Mechanic's Pavilion, which served as makeshift hospital when the Central Emergency Hospital was destroyed (see overview). [see also, Lucy Fisher's description of conditions inside the Mechanic's Pavilion that morning]. Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley [photo info].

Moving injured from burning building

After the Mechanic's Pavilion caught fire, the injured were moved to other facilities. [see Lucy Fisher's description of the prompt removal of the injured after the building caught fire.] Photo courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley [photo info].