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[The One House Left on North Beach]
Photograph of lone beach house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo," This is the one house left on North Beach. Shows them repairing it. At X you see a corner of the Army Hospital." Note by C.L.B. - the McDonald house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28977/
[Wreckage near the causeway]
Photograph of aftermath of the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. A square structure sits in a pool of water. Inscription on back of photo, "More storm wreckage near the causeway. Don't know what this is nor where it came from." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28978/
[Army Hospital]
Photograph of the Army Hospital after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo, " The remains of the Army Hospital (this used to be the Beach Hotel) These parts of the second story porch that are gone are concrete. Isn't much of the pretty lawn in sight now." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28979/
[The Japonica, run aground]
Photograph of a boat, the Japonica, after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"The old Japonica where it was washed up near the bluff by the storm. They are trying to fix it up and get it back into the bay." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28980/
[What is left of the Causeway in Corpus Christi]
Photograph of the remains of the causeway that once crossed the bay in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, " X is all that is left of the causeway. What you see there is the railroad track. You remember the causeway was built of heavy concrete." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28981/
[Seaside Hotel and debris]
Photograph of the destruction at the Seaside Hotel in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo,"This is the Seaside Hotel - one of the oldest in town. In front of it is where that pretty big salt cedar arbor was. You can see what there is left. Notice how the sidewalk is even torn up. This hotel was also one of those buildings covered with concrete. Only one of the pretty palms in front is left." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28982/
[Peoples Street when flooded]
Photograph of deep flood waters on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Written on the photo, "First wave on Peoples St." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28983/
[Flood waters around the old Winona Hotel]
Photograph of the remains of the old Winona Hotel in standing water after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo,"The four rooms of the old Winona Hotel that were left standing - sitting out in the street. Of course the streets run the way the arrows point even though you can't tell it and the park os there - if you can get it figured out about XX. See the bed upstairs in the room!" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28984/
[Devastation in Corpus Christi after the hurricane]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28985/
[Standing water on Peoples Street]
Photograph of two men standing knee deep in water before a home on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is on Peoples street and taken after the first wave. About two blocks from the bay." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28986/
[Chaparral and Aubrey Street]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28988/
[House and sand bank]
Photograph of a house with a large sand bank behind it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of our house taken from the sand bank that was washed up there. You know how pretty and level it was there before the storm." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28987/
[North Beach after the 1919 hurricane]
Photograph of boards from destroyed buildings along the North Beach area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. One building of the Spohn Sanitarium is in the right background of the photo. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Just a North Beach scene. Showing what is left of the Spohn Sanitarium. One of the three buildings left out there. This picture covers five or six blocks. (Maybe not over three you can hardly tell now.)" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28989/
[Mrs. Hendrix on her porch after the hurricane]
Photograph of a woman standing on her back porch looking over the debris and wreckage left by the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "A back yard across the street from us. Mrs. Hendrix and little girl. My friend you heard me speak of so often. She is standing on her back porch." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28991/
[Lichtenstein's house]
Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Lichtenstein's house after the storm. See how it was washed over against our house. Notice that our house is without a foundation. Notice the oil on our porch posts. These pictures are so small they don't tell half of the story." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28990/
[Houses and debris on Water Street]
Photograph of wrecked homes and debris along Water Street after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "On Water Street where those pretty salt cedars and oleanders used to be. Down north of us." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28993/
[Distroyed causeway and railoroad bridge]
Photograph of the causeway and railroad bridge near Corpus Christi after distruction of the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What was once the approach to the causeway. You remember the road along there was concrete or something of the sort. You can see the concrete blocks out in the bay. Railroad at the right." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28992/
[Simpson and Miller homes after the hurricane]
Photograph of a couple homes left standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "This is in the block back of our house. All this was covered with houses. The dark streaks you see are oil streaks. X is the Simpson's house and XX Miller's." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28994/
[Distroyed Municipal Pier]
Photograph of the concrete rubble and pilings where the Municipal Pier once stood before the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Three people are fishing at the water's edge. Inscription on the back states, "This is where the Municipal Pier used to be. Notice the people fishing. This is where we took the boat for Port Aransas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28995/
[Where the Japonica landed]
Photograph of the Japonica wrecked on the shoreline. A small building stands precariously to the right. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This shows how far the yacht "Japonica" was carried out of the bay and lodged on the side of the bluff. It was anchored about at X. This picture is taken from the bluff above. XX is where the Cotton Compress stood." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28996/
[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]
Photograph of downtown Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Debris is being cleared in front of the Nueses Hotel, a furniture company and Lichtenstein's store. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Clearing away wreckage down-town on Chapaeral St. Lichtenstein's have their things out trying to dry them. X is the Nueces Hotel. This is where the water was up in the lobby." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28997/
[Remains of the Winona Hotel]
Photograph of the Winona Hotel with a pole leaning in the foreground. This was taken after the hurricane that hit Corpus Christi in 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Side view of remains of the Winona Hotel. Arrows show the way the street runs. You can see how far out it sat." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28998/
[North Beach after the Hurricane]
Photograph of the North Beach area after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Out near North Beach. The building is the Spohn Sanitarium which is one of the three buildings left on North Beach. Most of it is swept clean, even much of the wreckage." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28999/
[Chaparral Street with trees down]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29000/
[Wreckage where hotels once stood]
Photograph of buildings along the shoreline surrounded by debris after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo reads, " Somewhere among the wreckage there is a paved street running back to the bay and this street ran along by the Seaside Hotel where the pretty salr cedar arbor was and back toward the Pavilion Hotel out over the bay. At the X is the Nueces Hotel and what you see on this side is the Horne (?) Apartments. This takes in about two blocks and over. All this, you know was full of buildings." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29001/
[Wreckage at the Electric Light Plant]
Photograph of the rubble and debris at the Electric powerplant after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Down at the electric light plant. This is where we get our power for lights now." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29003/
[House on North Beach]
Photograph of two women and a man standing by the ruins of a house after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo, "Taken at that house left on North Beach. Mama wasn't quite ready but you can see that big tree trunk that came from nobody - knows - where." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29002/
[Remaining business section of town]
Photograph of a row of businesses that remain standing after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Caption on back of photo, " Some of the best looking parts of the wrecked part of the business section. This is in the block back of Water Street. It is so small it doesn't show up much. I believe this is where the laundry stood. It's rather hard to recognize the wrecks of places even if you were familiar with the location before the storm. You almost don't recognize your own home." Also noted by C.S. Baskin, " Building on the right was W.O.W. Hall - now a 2 story concrete parking garage is on this corner - the next building, center of picture was Captain Kennedy's office" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29004/
[Wreckage of the causeway in Nueces Bay]
Photograph of Nueces Bay after the 1919 hurricane. Inscription on the back of photo, "Wreckage of the causeway - way out in Nueces Bay." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29005/
[House surrounded by debris]
Photograph of a two-story house surrounded by debris from the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Shingles and siding are torn from the house. Boards and bales of cotton are strewn about the area. Caption on the back reads, "The house and surrounding shoreline in no.19." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29006/
[The Japonica, run aground]
Photograph of the Japonica sitting on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29007/
[House without walls]
Photograph of a two-story house whose front walls are missing. Inscription on back of photo, "This is also brick covered with concrete. It is not stucco but hard concrete. This was one of the oldest houses here and was the same distance from the bay as the other - that is it was on the same side of Water St. But there were buildings across the street between it and the bay. Notice the furniture upstairs." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29009/
[Lichtenstein's home]
Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, " Lichtenstein's house, notice the oil streaks, also how it leans against our little old shack." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29008/
[Back of Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market]
Photograph of buildings damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of the Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29011/
[North Beach view after the hurricane]
Photograph of debris on the north beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29010/
[Remains of Loyd's house]
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" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29012/
[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29014/
[Debris around street and Spohn Sanitarium]
Photograph of debris strewn around a street in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Spohn Sanitarium can be seen in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29013/
[Local homes after the hurricane]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29015/
[Streetcar overturned in the road]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29016/
[Debris on Chaparral Street]
Photograph of homes, hotels and debris in Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Chaparral. X the Tatum house on the corner where the street cars turned to go to Nueces Bay Heights and Hillcrest. XX the Williams Hotel - the new brick hotel neat Rankins." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29018/
[Woman, Automobile, and Fish]
Photograph of a woman standing next to an automobile. There is a large fish hanging from the roof of the car. There is a house in the background. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29017/
[Damaged two-story building]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29020/
[Back of our house]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29019/
[Hurricane damage on North Water Street]
Photograph of four or five cottages damaged in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "These are the cottages on North Water Street - the one near the X is out in the middle of the street. This is a paved street - or was - even if it does look like the beach now." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29021/
[The park under water]
Photograph of the park in downtown Corpus Christi which is flooded after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The park - after people were able to take a few pictures before the water was all down. X is the old Winona Hotel sitting with one end out in the street." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29023/
[Wreckage out toward North Beach]
Photograph of wreckage out toward North Beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29022/
[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29025/
[Chaparral Street north of drug store with storm debris]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29026/
[Two-Story Home]
Photograph of a two-story home with large porch and balcony on the front. A small tree stands directly in front of the house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29024/
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