[A View from West Mountain, about 1912]

Description:

This photograph was taken after the Chautauqua was demolished (that is, about 1912). The foundation can be seen in the upper right quadrant.
The Post Office, completed in 1913, is visible to the right of the Chautauqua ruins.
The old viewing tower on the top of the hill, destroyed by a tornado in 1930, is just barely visible in the trees on top of the hill.
The first Crazy Hotel and Crazy Flats drinking pavilion, which burned in 1925, are seen one block northwest of the Post Office.
The Murphy home is on top of the hill in the middle of the photograph.
The Hexagon Hotel (torn down in 1959) is just above and left of the center.
The Vichy Well is just to the right of the Hexagon House, and is now the location of the North Oak Community Center.
In the the next block north (left) of the Hexagon House, facing west, is the Fairfield Inn with a ground-level entrance on each floor.
Note the city's water tower at left center.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: 1914?  
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 42
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1914?
  • Digitized: October 9, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

This photograph was taken after the Chautauqua was demolished (that is, about 1912). The foundation can be seen in the upper right quadrant.
The Post Office, completed in 1913, is visible to the right of the Chautauqua ruins.
The old viewing tower on the top of the hill, destroyed by a tornado in 1930, is just barely visible in the trees on top of the hill.
The first Crazy Hotel and Crazy Flats drinking pavilion, which burned in 1925, are seen one block northwest of the Post Office.
The Murphy home is on top of the hill in the middle of the photograph.
The Hexagon Hotel (torn down in 1959) is just above and left of the center.
The Vichy Well is just to the right of the Hexagon House, and is now the location of the North Oak Community Center.
In the the next block north (left) of the Hexagon House, facing west, is the Fairfield Inn with a ground-level entrance on each floor.
Note the city's water tower at left center.

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Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_0902P
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth20256
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public