Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Lumber Yard Fire 1917]

[Lumber Yard Fire 1917]

Date: January 1917
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Description: Photograph of a lumber yard fire in Childress, Texas. The fire is being put out by firemen as spectators watch from a distance. A large amount of smoke fills the sky. There is an unidentifiable building close to the fire.
Contributing Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum
[Ruins in Paris, Texas, after the 1916 fire]

[Ruins in Paris, Texas, after the 1916 fire]

Date: 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Paris after the 1916 fire. Tents are set up in the street, and ruined buildings dominate the scene. The courthouse can be seen on the left.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards
[Paris, Texas after the 1916 fire]

[Paris, Texas after the 1916 fire]

Date: 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Paris after the 1916 fire. People walk in front of the shells of burned out buildings.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards
Pool Hall Fire in Ged, Louisiana

Pool Hall Fire in Ged, Louisiana

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the pool hall and a rooming house burning down in Ged, Louisiana. In the foreground are several uniformed soldiers and small boys in hats. Large clouds of smoke are rising from the burning buildings.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum
Firefighters in Abandoned Building in Grapevine

Firefighters in Abandoned Building in Grapevine

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Firemen putting out a fire in an abandoned building in downtown Grapevine.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
[Fire at Texas State Hospital]

[Fire at Texas State Hospital]

Date: 1902
Creator: Peterson, B.C.
Description: Photograph of the Texas State Hospital burning. The main building was spared the fire and remains the administrative building for the Austin State Hospital to this day. The main administrative building is the third oldest public service building in the state. The State Lunatic Asylum was established in 1856 in the model of Philadelphia psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Kirkbridge. It opened with 12 patients and saw as many as 3000 at once time. The Austin State Hospital currently houses around 300 patients, most staying for about a week during treatment. It is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Killeen High School Burning in 1922]

[Killeen High School Burning in 1922]

Date: 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: The Killeen High School burning in 1923. A crowd of people are observing and smoke is rising from the building.
Contributing Partner: Killeen City Library System
[The Crazy Hotel after the Fire of 1925]

[The Crazy Hotel after the Fire of 1925]

Date: March 15, 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies the picture as "Crazy Hotel southside after fire of March 15, 1925." Shown is the skeleton of the first Crazy Hotel, after a fire destroyed the entire Crazy "complex." The original hotel complex consisted of the two adjoined hotel sections with a common lobby, the Crazy Flats (a drinking pavilion with rooms for rent), a Bath House, and a drugstore (in which the fire started). The second Crazy Hotel opened two years later, in 1927. It covers the entire city block formerly occupied by the complex which it replaced. The famous second Crazy Hotel of the booming 1930's and 1940's is now [2008] a retirement hotel, that was forcibly closed down in 2010.
Contributing Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library
[Panoramic photo of Paris after the 1916 fire]

[Panoramic photo of Paris after the 1916 fire]

Date: 1916
Creator: National Art Co.
Description: Panoramic photo of the Paris fire after the devastating fire of 1916 that burned down most of the town. Caption says: Paris, Texas after the fire looking north from Gibralter Hotel.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
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