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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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Looking at hurricane wreckage north of the Courthouse]
Photograph of a man standing on a roof that lies on the ground after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Showing the street between the bay and the courthouse. Courthouse just across the street from the house at XXX. Our house located about at X, one block east and nearly a block north from the courthouse. XX is the back of the Rankin house. Looks undamaged here but if you could have seen it - even it would have been bad enough. Bay at O. Notice the rocking chair at the street crossing - just below O also the little house in the crossing." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29027/
[Remains of a hardware store]
Photograph of a heavily damaged hardware store after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Brick walls have been demolished by the storm. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of a hardware and implement store on Water Street." and "E.H. Caldwell Hdw. and Impl. The family company is still in business on Agnes Street - 1983 Bob Clark" Also a note , "Cotton bales are some of hundreds that washed in from the compress on Municipal Wharf - on waves they battered the downtown. C.L. Baskin" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29029/
[Destruction near the Bay]
Looking towards the town from the bay area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "About a block and a half back from the bay. Near X you can see some of the machinery of the laundry still here. Notice the variety of things in the debris. This faces the bay. Everything in front was completely demolished". texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29030/
[Row of hurricane-ravaged homes]
Photograph of a number of homes that sustained damage during the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "X back of the Miller's house next door to us. XX little cottage back of Miller's and us. Out in the middle of the street , now on top of that big bank of shell." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29032/
[Group of Men and Women on the Beach]
Group of unidentified men and women standing on the beach by the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them are wearing hats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29033/
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]
Photograph of debris in the flooded intersection of Chaparral and Taylor Streets after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo,"Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets, west from where the Pavilion and Seaside hotels were. Episcopalian Church about at X." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29036/
[Damaged Corpus Christi neighborhood after the 1919 hurricane]
Photograph of an unidentified Corpus Christi neighborhood around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Debris is strewn everywhere and the homes have sustained intensive damage. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29037/
[Little Brown Cottage in shambles]
Photograph of an unidentified brown cottage in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The cottage is falling apart after sustaining damage in the hurricane. Caption says, "Little brown cottage on the east side of the block south of us, right across from the Williams Hotel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29040/
[Debris near the Methodist Church]
Methodist Church and two other buildings standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo,"Side street near the Methodist Church. The street where the street cars turn west to go to Hillcrest and Nueces Bay Heights." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29042/
[Old Seaside Hotel and debris]
Photograph of damaged Seaside Hotel with debris around it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The old Seaside Hotel where the pretty salt cedar arbor was. You know it was right near the Pavilion Hotel (the hotel over the water)" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29041/
[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]
Photograph of Cotton Compress near the Municipal Pier. Inscription on back of photo,"What is left of the Cotton Compress. This was near the Municipal Pier. This is taken looking northeast. Isn't the water pretty?" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29045/
[Plaza Hotel]
Photograph of the Plaza Hotel with one side of the lower level missing. Two men are walking past the building. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "The Plaza Hotel right across east of the park. it is right in the middle of the street. You know it extended back east almost a block. The old Winona." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29044/
[Scene of park after three weeks after the hurricane]
Photograph of a park in Corpus Christi, Texas that suffered great damage caused by a hurricane in 1919. Crews had been cleaning for 3 weeks at the time of the photograph. Debris is visible strewn all across the park. Several buildings are standing but damaged. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29046/
[Sand bank near homes]
Photograph of two homes with a sand bank behind them after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Ours and Lichtenstein's houses showing the sand bank. A very poor picture and entirely too small to tell much about. Notice that the high board fence isn't needed now we have a bank instead." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29047/
[W W Chapman apartment house after the storm]
Photograph of apartment house after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"A stucco rooming house across north of the Winona Hotel. Notice the man sitting up on the second story porch. That shows how scarce rooms were and are. Notice the oil streaks on the little house by it. That isn't a fair sample of what many are like - ours on the inside, for instance." Note from C.L. Beskin, "This was 4 unit apt. house on Twigg St between Chaparral and Water streets. Owned by Mr. W. W. Chapman." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29048/
[Given's house and Seaside Hotel]
Photograph of a house and a hotel that sustained damage from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept. 1919 - Cor. Chap. and Taylor Sts. Royal Givens house (on corner) and all that's left of Seaside Hotel - the bay is to the right of the picture." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29050/
[Artesian Park]
Photograph of flooded park and surrounding buildings after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept. 1919 - Artesian Park - Looking east from Mesquite St. (La Playa Hotel on left - Tribble's Market - Givens Apts. and house across from it -) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29053/
[Seaside Hotel and debris]
Photograph of two women standing beside the damaged building at the Seaside Hotel after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Seaside Hotel - Sept 1919 (my mother and sister)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29052/