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

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

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
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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[The Demolition of the Convention Hall, 2 of 5:  From a Block Away]

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

Date: 1975
Creator: A. F. Weaver
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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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 1 of 11:   Wood Pile and Building]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 1 of 11: Wood Pile and Building]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The third building of the First Baptist Church was built in 1920; it was used until 1967, at which time it was demolished for the current building. The First Baptist church was originally located in a frame building on the southwest corner of the Crazy block in 1883. A second church was built at the corner of SW 4th Avenue and West Hubbard Street, facing SW 4th Avenue. It was a frame building with two steeples. A brick church, facing Hubbard Street, was erected to accommodate the congregation in 1920. These photographs illustrate the demolition of this building. The present church was erected in 1967 at the corner of SW 4th Avenue and SW 1st Street.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 2 of 11:   Another Angle]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 2 of 11: Another Angle]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The first house of worship of the congregation of First Baptist Church, located in the southwest corner of the Crazy Well block, was purchased in 1883 and was used until 1900. The First Baptist Church was re-located to the corner of W. Hubbard and Pecan Street (now SE 4th Avenue) in 1900, and used until 1967.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 3 of 11:   East View]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 3 of 11: East View]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The second home of the congregation of the First Baptist Church was built in 1920. It was used until 1967, when it was demolished. The current First Baptist Church is the third one built in the same location. Please see Number 1 of this collection for details.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 4 of 11:   The Beginning]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 4 of 11: The Beginning]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The second home of the congregation of the First Baptist Church was built in 1920. It was used until 1967, at which time it was demolished. The current First Baptist Church building was built in the same location. Please see Number 1 in this series for details.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 5 of 11:   Looking Northeast.]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 5 of 11: Looking Northeast.]

Date: 1967
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The church building, shown here as being demolished, was built in 1920; and was replaced in 1967 by the present church building. It is the third Baptist church built on this site. Please see photograph number 1 for details.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 6 0f 11:  Frame ]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 6 0f 11: Frame ]

Date: unknown
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The second home of the congregation of the First Baptist Church was built in 1920; and used until 1967, at which time it was demolished. The current First Baptist Church is the third one built in the same location. Please see photograph number 1 for details.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 7 of 11:   Frame and Rubble]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 7 of 11: Frame and Rubble]

Date: 1967
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The First Baptist Church's second building was built in 1920, and used until 1967. It was demolished to build the third, and current, church on the same site. Please see photograph number 1 for details.
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[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 8 of 11:   Frame of Building]

[The Demolition of the First Baptist Church, 8 of 11: Frame of Building]

Date: 1967
Creator: A. F. Weaver
Description: The second building of the First Baptist Church was built in 1920, and used until 1967. It was then demolished to build the third and current church on the same site. Please see photograph number 1 for details.
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