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  Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
 Decade: 1910-1919
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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 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/
[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 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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Miller residence]
Photograph of the Miller residence with damages sustained in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Front view of our house and the Miller house. X points to the wreckage that you don't see from the picture showing the backs of the houses and the sand bank as it is hid by the bank of sand. XX our house. XXX the Miller home. Notice how the mud has caked and cracked at XXXX. What you see in the yard there just above the no. 13 is a pool of oil that ruined things. Of course this was taken quite a little while after the storm. You see only the remains of what was once a beautiful lawn. The little tree you see at the side or our house and the Palm in front are all that kept it from floating away." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29038/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Goods drying outside furniture store]
Photograph of businesses downtown Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Clothing is hung on lines to dry in front of the furniture store. Horses and wagons stand in the street beside the businesses, Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Sept 1919 - East side of Chap. just north of Lichenstein's (old store) - goods hung out to dry." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29051/
[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/
[Remains of Loyd's House after the hurricane]
Photograph of Loyd's House in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The remains of Loyd's house. You know it was there where the pretty salt cedars were before you go out on the pier to Loyd's Bath House where the Seashore Club was. Taken from the south side." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29034/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Cars overturned on the beach]
Photograph of overturned cars on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, "Cars left on the beach after the storm. You see how clean it is swept. So many places are swept so clean or are so wrecked that you actually can't tell what they were or hardly tell where you are." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29028/
[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/
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]
Photograph of debris and damage left from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Sept. 1919, Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets - Looking toward bluff - the wrecked house in the foreground was the Cross Studio." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29054/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[Debris after the hurricane]
Piles of debris after the hurricane in 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"X is the old Japonica washed up on the side of the bluff on South Broadway. This is down near the Municipal Pier." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29039/
[Magnolia Petroleum Co. and debris from hurricane]
Photograph of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, a two-story home and debris from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Mesquite Street near the State Hotel." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29035/
[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/
[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/
[Our house]
Photograph of a house that has been heavily damaged by a hurricane in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1919. Several windows, fences, and pieces of the house are broken and strewn about the area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29049/
[Orchard and garden]
Photograph of an unidentified orchard and garden in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The garden is not flooded at time of photograph. Flowers are visible in foreground, strawberries to left, and about ten different kinds of trees including pepper and acacia. River is visible from back door looking north. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29043/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[What is left of the ice factories]
Photograph of the remains of the ice factories in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “What is left of one of the ice factories. Notice the bales of cotton washed up here." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29031/
[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/
[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/
[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/
[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/
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