1906 Earthquake Refugee Shacks Remaining


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1906 earthquake cottages

1906 Earthquake Refugee Cottages Still Standing

This list is a compilation of the shack survey Jane F. Cryan did in the 1980s and early 1990s, and more recent field work. This doesn't mean there aren't more cottages out there. More and more are being discovered.

Of 5,610 shacks built in 1906-1907 only a few remain! (That we know of.)

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Of the 5610 refugee cottages built, over 5310 were moved from the camps starting 1907 (sfpl photo) -



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