California Historical Society's historic books restored after flood
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 2, 2009 - 12:45pm
<a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/02/BAA1161R8N.DTL">Society's historic books restored after flood</a> The California Historical Society reopened last week after a December flood damaged more than 1,500 antique and historic books and its building. A car hit a fire hydrant in front of the society's Mission Street building after midnight Dec. 19, causing a geyser several stories high and a flood that seeped through the front doors into the building. Water soaked through the hardwood floors and into the book vault below, damaging the books.