1886 Charleston Earthquake - Fig. 39C
1886 Charleston, SC Earthquake Photo
"East Bay St., Charleston, looking northwest." It is not always easy to determine why some structures withstand earthquakes better than others. The building in the center of this Howland photograph definitely did not hold up very well during the seismic tremors Charleston experienced, wheras the buildings flanking it seem much less disturbed. (South Caroliniana Library Archives)

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