Park Central Hotel Explosion and Wreck

Frank HaleFebruary 18, 1889

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A crowd of people gathered on the street in front of the wreckage of a building. Half of the building still stands, with the interior exposed. Large piles of debris fill the lot in front of the building.


  • Title: Park Central Hotel Explosion and Wreck
  • Creator: Frank Hale
  • Date Created: February 18, 1889
  • Location Created: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 26.6 × 34.2 cm (10 1/2 × 13 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 85.XP.10.6
  • Culture: American
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Frank Hale (American, active Hartford, Connecticut 1880s)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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