[Wreckage where hotels once stood]

Description:

Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, " Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings."

Creator(s): Shirkey, Marie
Location(s): United States - Texas - Nueces County
Creation Date: 1919
Partner(s):
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 51
Past 30 days: 0
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Creator (Photographer):
Shirkey, Marie

Corpus Christi, Texas

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1919
  • Digitized: August 3, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Nueces County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1919  
Description:

Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, " Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings."

Physical Description:

1 photographic print : 3.5 in. x 4.5 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): storms | debris
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 1748Q
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth29001
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public