Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Description:

Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Galveston County - Galveston
Creation Date: 1915
Partner(s):
University of Texas at Arlington Library
Collection(s):
Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
Usage:
Total Uses: 249
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1915
  • Digitized: May 9, 2008
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Galveston County - Galveston
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
1915  
Description:

Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.

Note:

Written on the back of the photograph is, "fire in office bldg. following 1915 storm".

Physical Description:

One photographic image, b&w: 8.5 in. X 6.5 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Fires | Burning Buildings | Buildings Burning | Buildings on Fire | On Fire | Storm Damages | Damages | Debris | Hoses | Water Hoses | Truck Beds | Train Tracks | Trolley Tracks | Smoke | Smoke Plumes
Partner:
University of Texas at Arlington Library
Collection:
Where the West Begins: Capturing Fort Worth's Historic Treasures
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AR406-4-7-26A
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth38532
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image