Southern California earthquake damage--Compton High School
"The general damage to and occasional collapse of schools throughout the severely shaken area revealed the weakness of the prevailing type of construction used for this purpose." Scrapbook. R. R. Martel Papers.
Southern California earthquake damage--Long Beach
"In Long Beach, more north or south walls were thrown out than east and west ones, but in this instance no disrimination was shown." Scrapbook. R. R. Martel Papers.
Southern California earthquake--Compton
"This frame residence in Compton is an exception to the rule that this type of construction was but slightly damaged. It was built on very high unbraced underpinning and had been greatly weakened by termites. Scrapbook. R. R. Martel Papers.