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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Decade: 1910-1919
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[W W Chapman apartment house after the storm]

[W W Chapman apartment house after the storm]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Wreckage where hotels once stood]

[Wreckage where hotels once stood]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Debris near the Methodist Church]

[Debris near the Methodist Church]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Sand bank near homes]

[Sand bank near homes]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Lichtenstein's home]

[Lichtenstein's home]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Destruction near the Bay]

[Destruction near the Bay]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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".
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]

[View of the Cotton Compress across the water]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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?"
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Seaside Hotel and debris]

[Seaside Hotel and debris]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Mrs. Hendrix on her porch after the hurricane]

[Mrs. Hendrix on her porch after the hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[House and sand bank]

[House and sand bank]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
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