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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Language: English
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Back of our house]

[Back of our house]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a damaged house in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “Back of our house. Notice the windows also, where our kitchen used to be. We used to have to go up several steps to get into it, but not now."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Cars overturned on the beach]

[Cars overturned on the beach]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of overturned cars on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, "Cars left on the beach after the storm. You see how clean it is swept. So many places are swept so clean or are so wrecked that you actually can't tell what they were or hardly tell where you are."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Chaparral and Aubrey Street]

[Chaparral and Aubrey Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of building after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "At the corner south of our house. the way things looked when we rolled in from Missouri - after lots of cleaning up had been done, our house located back of that house roof just below the X. See that big timber at the bottom of the roof? That's the kind that did a lot of the damage coming in from the gulf." Written on front of photo, "Cor. Chaparral and Aubrey Sts."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]

[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]

Date: September 1919
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of debris and damage left from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Sept. 1919, Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets - Looking toward bluff - the wrecked house in the foreground was the Cross Studio."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Chaparral Street north of drug store with storm debris]

[Chaparral Street north of drug store with storm debris]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of Chaparral Street, flooded with a large pile of debis. Plaza Hotel stands to the right. Inscription on back of photo reads, "Chaparral St. just north of the city Drug Store. X shows the Plaza Hotel (the one across from the park) out in the middle of the street. You know there were buildings all along where the vacant spots are now. The picture covers two blocks. X the Horne Apartments."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Chaparral Street with trees down]

[Chaparral Street with trees down]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of houses on Chaparral Street by the Seashore Club. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Down by the Seashore Club (Loyd's Pier). Notice the pretty salt cedar from the arbor, also another if those big tree trunks. There have been streets here but not now." Written on the front of the photo, "Chaparral St."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]

[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a damaged neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The block (now a sandy bank) back of Miller's. Lichtenstein's & our houses. You know it was full of houses."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Damaged two-story building]

[Damaged two-story building]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a heavily-damaged two-story brick and concrete building. Inscription on the back of the photo, "You can see how close this is to the bay - just across a paved street - and see how bare it is all around. This was full of buildings, notice the thick brick walls covered with a concrete layer. This is just across the street south of the Nueces Hotel."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Debris after the hurricane]

[Debris after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Piles of debris after the hurricane in 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"X is the old Japonica washed up on the side of the bluff on South Broadway. This is down near the Municipal Pier."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Devastation in Corpus Christi after the hurricane]

[Devastation in Corpus Christi after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of damaged area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The corner just a block north of the city drug store (you know it is about a half block north of our store) See how nice the houses in the background look up there on the bluff out of harms way."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
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