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100 Years After The Great San Francisco Quake

Houses leaned at angles on Howard Street near 17th Street after the city stopped shaking on April 18, 1906. (AP Photo)
A pedestrian’s reflection is caught in a brass plaque in front of the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Famed opera singer Enrico Caruso was staying at the hotel when the 1906 quake hit. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Signature San Francisco: a cable car on California Street. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
It’s easier to ride than walk the Hyde Street hill. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Lombard Street in San Francisco is known as “The Crookedest Street In The World.” (Genaro Molina / LAT)
San Francisco visitor Chetan Hans from Louisiana sees himself and the Ferry Building reflected in a puddle. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The sun sets behind Coit Tower in San Francisco. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Evening commuters on the Bay Bridge, looking toward San Francisco from Yerba Buena Island. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A golden sunset finds the Golden Gate Bridge. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Dusk drapes the San Francisco skyline. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Visitors silhouetted in the Ferry Building of San Francisco with the Bay Bridge beyond. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
With nightfall, the Ferry Building dons neon and the Transamerica Pyramid emerges in sharp relief. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
San Francisco’s Lotta’s Fountain at Kearny and Market streets is where residents gathered in search of loved ones after the 1906 earthquake. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The Garden Court restaurant inside the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Famed opera singer Enrico Caruso was staying at the hotel when the 1906 quake hit. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A streetcar passes by the Golden Hydrant near Dolores Park which counts as the one true monument to the devastation of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. The hydrant, at 20th and Church Streets, was the only one to work during the quake saving many homes in the area. The hydrant is regilded annually. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A woman views a picture made by the Pillsbury Picture Co. titled “The Burning of San Francisco,” which is part of the 1906 “Earthquake: A Disaster in Pictures” exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The show is on view through May 30. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
A girl at the H. Dana Bowers Memorial Vista Point in Marin County on a rainy day by the Golden Gate Bridge. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Portals of the Past at Lloyd Lake in Golden Gate Park is the remains of a doorway of a mansion destroyed in the fires in the 1906 earthquake. The attraction is currently kept behind a chainlink fence while it undergoes seismic upgrade and repair. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
The Transamerica Pyramid and downtown San Francisco are framed within the windows of the Carnelian Room restaurant. (Genaro Molina / LAT)