[The Demolition of the Convention Hall--1 of 5: Front View]

Description:

The metal framework of the Mineral Wells Convention Hall is all that it readily visible during its demolition in 1975/1976. Built on the rock foundation of the Hexagon House Electric Plant (for the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention in 1925), it served as the site of numerous local functions including High School Graduation Exercises.
The landmark Hexagon Hotel, Mineral Wells' first electrically-lighted hotel, stood on the vacant corner lot in the left foreground of this picture from 1897 to 1959.

Creator(s): A. F. Weaver
Location(s): United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Creation Date: 1975
Partner(s):
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection(s):
A. F. Weaver Collection
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Date(s):
  • Creation: 1975
  • Digitized: April 2, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1975  
Description:

The metal framework of the Mineral Wells Convention Hall is all that it readily visible during its demolition in 1975/1976. Built on the rock foundation of the Hexagon House Electric Plant (for the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention in 1925), it served as the site of numerous local functions including High School Graduation Exercises.
The landmark Hexagon Hotel, Mineral Wells' first electrically-lighted hotel, stood on the vacant corner lot in the left foreground of this picture from 1897 to 1959.

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Keyword(s): Convention Hall
Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO_1277N.030
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth29412
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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Access: Public