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Great Fires: 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire

The Department of Electricity
Estimate of Loss
San Francisco Fire Department
1906 Great Earthquake & Fire

The estimated loss and damage to the property of the Department of Electricity on account of fire and earthquake of April 1906, amounts to the sum of $177,400, itemized as follows:

Central Office, City Hall including all records $40,000.00

Damage to underground system 40,000.00

Overhead construction 35,000.00

Engine House Equipment 8,500.00

Fire Boxes  6,500.00

Police Boxes  5,000.00

Central Fire Alarm Office, Brenham Place  7,500.00

Police Station Equipment 4,800.00

Total $177,400.00

One of the greatest losses was the new switchboard and a large amount of manufactured stock in the shop of fire box movements and other special instruments used in the service.

Source: 1907 Municipal Report, general history, page 713