[Fire at Leilani's Cafe on Weller Street and East First Street, Los Angeles, California, September 21, 1955]
Los Angeles, Calif.,
September 21, 1955
Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family
1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.
Fire at Leilani's Cafe on Weller Street and East First Street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, September 21, 1955. A number of fire trucks and people gather in front of smoking building across the street from viewer. Two firefighters stand on roof of building where ladder is propped against edge. Several people watch from roofs of adjoining buildings. Fire hose on ground leading from fire engine parked on Weller Street at left. Cars pass on First street in foreground.
Typed on original envelope: Fire Weller St. & E. First St..
Leilani's Cafe was located at 105 1/2 Weller Street. The cafe was under renovation when a hand torch used for laying sphalt ignited a can of gasoline. (01.15.2008 cht)
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