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[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."
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[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
[Wreckage out toward North Beach]

[Wreckage out toward North Beach]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of wreckage out toward North Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[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
[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
[Streetcar overturned in the road]

[Streetcar overturned in the road]

Date: December 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of an overturned streetcar in the middle of the road in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “About five blocks north of where we lived. This was taken after Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Local homes after the hurricane]

[Local homes after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a number of houses off their foundations in the aftermath of the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Notice this picture of the high sand bank that washed up back of us. You can see how high it is by the way it hides our house at X. O is the Rainey and Simpson house. XO the Hendrix house (mama's friend you know). Notice how the porch floor banisters and porch columns are missing there. XX is the wreck of the Miller home (you know he is the man we sent the telegram to) and XX are the houses that were across the street at the side of the Miller home." Written on the front of the photo, "Roy Miller Res."
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[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of a concrete building that is half gone after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Written on the front of the building is "Dignified Helpful Credit Co." and "Hardin Court Grocery and Market" Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of Hardin Court. You know this was a concrete building here. This was so full of houses in here that you could barely see between them. Of course the street has been cleared. These were all taken three weeks after the storm you know and not half as bad as it was."
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[North Beach view after the hurricane]

[North Beach view after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of debris on the north beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Remains of Loyd's house]

[Remains of Loyd's house]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of debris and boards near the Bay Front after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Between Chaparral Street and Bay near Loyd's pier and bath house near the Methodist Church. X what is left of Loyd's house. You know what a pretty salt cedar arbor there was too." Written on the front of the photo, " Bay Front"
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History