[Bell on top of Power Plant #1 - 1951]

[Bell on top of Power Plant #1 - 1951]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the bell on top of the Power Plant in 1951.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas

Crazy Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture illustrates a postcard of the Crazy Hotel, taken about 1930, well after the "Crazy" burned in 1925. This is a view of the rebuilt hotel, which opened in 1927. It was considered completely up-to-date, and built with solid masonry interior walls to make it fire-proof. The facility is currently [2008] used as a retirement home.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Thurber Smokestack and Related Buildings]

[The Thurber Smokestack and Related Buildings]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Thurber, Texas: A dirt road meets another road in distance; a smoke stack stands in distance; a red fire-house with white roof shows to left. A building, in the far left, now [2008] houses the eponymous Smokestack Cafe. An historic plaque can be seen at the base of the smokestack, but it cannot be read from this photograph.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Carlsbad Well Building]

[The Carlsbad Well Building]

Date: 1909?
Creator: unknown
Description: The caption of this 1909 photograph that occurs on page 63 of "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells" by A. F. Weaver, notes "...the stained glass windows had not been installed as yet and the "Ben Hur" street car tracks were still running in front of the building." (The Mineral Wells Scenic Railway--the Ben Hur Line to Lake Pinto--ceased operation in 1909, but rails were removed later, probably in conjunction with paving City Streets in 1914.) One of the earlier drinking pavilions, The Carlsbad was located at 415 NW 1st Avenue, directly across the street and west of the Crazy Water drinking pavilion. The Crazy Flats Rooming house--which replaced the Crazy Drinking Pavilion--along with the First Crazy Hotel complex--burned in 1925, and were replaced by the current Crazy Hotel, covering the entire block. The hotel opened in 1927. The Carlsbad building was taken over by the Crazy Hotel in the 1930's, and it was used as a laundry.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion

Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a side view of Mission Concepción San Antonio, Texas. A short portion of the building is visible in the front, with a rounded roof and wooden doors; stone towers are visible behind and partial stone buildings are to the left. In the foreground, the mission's grounds are visible, including trees, stone benches and informational signs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Industrial Advantages of Austin, Texas, or Austin Up To Date

The Industrial Advantages of Austin, Texas, or Austin Up To Date

Date: 1894
Creator: Austin Board of Trade
Description: This book gives a brief historical overview of Austin, Texas and discusses the impact of the industries on the city, noting the major business enterprises of the time period. Index follows page 91.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[The Vichy Well and Natatorium]

[The Vichy Well and Natatorium]

Date: 1910?
Creator: unknown
Description: Found on page 66 of A. F. Weaver's book, "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells, Second Edition", the caption for this photograph reads: "First known as the Vichy Well and Natatorium, later the Beach, and then The Standard Well. It was torn down, and the USO was built during World War II (now [2007] the North Oak Community Center)." For the entertainment of visiting "health seekers", the Standard Pavilion offered a swimming pool, skating rink, dance floor with "name band" visiting musicians, amphitheater, playgrounds with band, children's swings with slide, and a flower garden in addition to its drinking pavilion. The building was home to the Mineral Wells Senior Center for a time. Still known as the Community Center, the building has recently [2007] been leased to the Crazy Water Festival Association, and is slated for renovation.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[The Crazy Hotel in Winter]

[The Crazy Hotel in Winter]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: The Crazy Water Hotel is shown once again. It appears that the season this photograph was taken is winter, as snow may be seen on the ground. The truck in the photograph appears to be of a type common before 1939. Mineral Wells was a very popular convention city, and the bunting-draped section of the hotel in the foreground probably indicates preparation for a coming convention.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion

Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a side view of Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas. Two towers are visible in the center of the image, behind a stone wall. Several people are at the mission well, on the left side of the photo. Some of the mission grounds are visible in the foreground, including several trees.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Mission Concepcion

Mission Concepcion

Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Description: Photograph of a side view of Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas. There is a small room with a curved roof and a wooden door in the front, with a larger stucco-and-brick building behind. A rounded tower of white stone is also visible in the background on the right. There are two palm trees in the foreground, flanking the door.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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