[The Demolition of the Convention Hall, 2 of 5: From a Block Away]

Description:

This photograph was taken at an early stage of the demolition of the Mineral Wells Convention Hall on N. Oak Avenue. Built in 1925 to accommodate the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention, it was constructed on the rock foundation of the Hexagon Hotel's electric power plant.
The Hexagon Hotel, Mineral Wells' first electrically-lighted hotel, stood on the vacant corner lot in the foreground of this picture. It was torn down in 1959.
When the Convention Hall was torn down in 1975, a member of the demolition crew said the new owner of the former London Bridge (to be re-erected at Havasu City in Arizona)was interested in acquiring the rocks to build the foundation for a fort to be constructed at the same site.
(One local story credits that interest in the foundation stones as the reason for the demolition of the Convention Hall.)

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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Total Uses: 30
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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:

This photograph was taken at an early stage of the demolition of the Mineral Wells Convention Hall on N. Oak Avenue. Built in 1925 to accommodate the West Texas Chamber of Commerce Convention, it was constructed on the rock foundation of the Hexagon Hotel's electric power plant.
The Hexagon Hotel, Mineral Wells' first electrically-lighted hotel, stood on the vacant corner lot in the foreground of this picture. It was torn down in 1959.
When the Convention Hall was torn down in 1975, a member of the demolition crew said the new owner of the former London Bridge (to be re-erected at Havasu City in Arizona)was interested in acquiring the rocks to build the foundation for a fort to be constructed at the same site.
(One local story credits that interest in the foundation stones as the reason for the demolition of the Convention Hall.)

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Partner:
Boyce Ditto Public Library
Collection:
A. F. Weaver Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AWO-1277N.029
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth29413
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
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Access: Public