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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Portions of a damaged boat after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Debris is visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A close-up shot of a long two-story building, badly damaged. Two large pipelines run across the picture, one parallel to the long side of the building, one parallel to the short side of the building. Metal and wooden debris is scattered along the length and sides of the building. Roof structures are almost completely missing except for twisted metal debris. Doors and windows in the building have been blown out, and interior wreckage is visible through those spaces. The number "#4" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A building shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The building has wide double entry doors and a long addition at a 90 degree angle to the rear of the building. Damage to the front facade and window above the entrance doors is visible, and damage to the stone or stucco on the right front corner can be seen. A ladder leads up to the roof on the left rear, and debris is visible along that side of the building. On the reverse side of the photograph is written: "Possible could be St. Marys Catholic Church". Since identified as the fellowship hall of the First Methodist Church of Texas City.
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[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A building, apparently a small business, has been damaged in the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Windows and doors have been blown out, and wooden beams or building pieces are visible through the opening. On the far left of the building, the entire front of the addition is missing. Debris lies in front of the building.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building and automobile after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A man in uniform and another man look at a damaged white car parked at the curb at the intersection of two streets in the business district. The two-story building behind the parked car has been badly damaged on the two sides facing the corner of the intersection. Windows have been blown out of the building, and building rubble has fallen on the sidewalk on both sides. There are three other parked automobiles visible in the picture. Signs in front of a building (unseen except for a small portion of the roof) on the nearest (southeastern?) right side of the intersection read: "Texas City Loan Co., Jewelry Luggage Clothing" and "Loans, Liquor". There is also a short post used as a street sign with "Texas Ave" on the side of the post designating the street in which the photographer is standing, and "N(?) 3 St" on the side for the intersecting street.
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[A damaged building at the Republic Oil Refinery after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A damaged building at the Republic Oil Refinery after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A multi-story brick building with visible structural damage to the top of one wall stands near smokestacks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Damage is visible to the surface of the front smokestack. On the back of the photograph is written: "Building at Republic Refinery (now Marathon)".
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[Damaged buildings after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged buildings after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A one-story commercial or office building shows damage after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. The roof has been blown off, boards are loose from its frame structure and windows and doors have been blown out. On its left, a very small one-room hexagonal shaped-building, shows damage to the door frame and windows.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged buildings near the refineries after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged buildings near the refineries after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view of damaged buildings near the refinery area after the explosion. An gravel or shell one-lane roadway crosses the lower portion of the picture, running in front of a wire fence with an open walkway. One wooden structure has collapsed with the roofing framework tilted to the ground on the left. A large section of wooden wall leans against the lower right edge of the roof. Behind is another wooden structure leaning to the left. In the middle of the picture, a one-story brick (or faux brick) structure stands with windows blown out and the roof caved in at the front. Behind these structures are round petroleum storage tanks, several of which have large clouds of very black smoke rising from them. At the left can be seen a number of refinery structures, a tower and overhead pipelines. Heavy black smoke is coming from within the refinery compound. Two cars are visible at the far left. A large piece of metal and other debris lies in the grass in front of the access road with a small toy truck in the foreground. An overturned barrel lies near the fence.
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[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Damaged cars in a parking area after the explosions show heavy compression and missile damage.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A damaged car sits in a parking area surrounded by other damaged cars. Compression and missile damage is evident. The right side of the car is covered with black soot and/or oil. On the horizon on the right, can be seen some of the refinery structures.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library