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Street Scene in Snow

Street Scene in Snow

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of a snow storm on Pine Street in Abilene, Texas. There are two cars on the street, street lamps and several business buildings. Written on the left side of the image is, "The Snowstorm" and on the right is, "Pine Street Abilene, Tex."
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Ice on Barbed Wire Fence

Ice on Barbed Wire Fence

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a barbed wire fence covered in ice. The fence is in a field. The grass is also covered in ice. A road can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
Church 1945 Storm

Church 1945 Storm

Date: 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Danevang Lutheran Church after a hurricane. A paved step, a window and a door, which make up part of the front facade of the building, are still standing. The rest of the church has suffered considerable damage. Various construction materials - walls, siding, shingles, etc. - surround the standing structure. There is a small tree off to the left. Rough hand-written text in blue ink on the front of the photograph reads, "Danevang, Texas - After hurricane - 1945 church."
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
Roy O'Rear's Café

Roy O'Rear's Café

Date: 1957
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Roy O'Rear's Cafe in downtown Hutto showing storm damage. Photograph taken Jun 12, 1957.
Contributing Partner: Taylor Public Library
[Storm Damage]

[Storm Damage]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of storm damage at the home of J. E. Loyd. The house is leaning, and debris is scattered about. Loyd built Loyd's Pavilion and Pleasure Pier at the end of Mann Street in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Flood Waters at Hospital]

[Flood Waters at Hospital]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of flood waters at U. S. General Hospital #15 on Rincon Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The water floods into the first floor of the brick building. Debris is scattered in the water. In the background, there is another building. The hospital was originally the Beach Hotel.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Boat Damaged from Storm]

[Boat Damaged from Storm]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of boat damaged by a storm in Corpus Christi, Texas. Signs on the front of the boat say "Japonica" and "Corpus Christi." The boat is washed up on shore amongst debris. One man is standing in front of it. In the background, there is a body of water.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Storm Damage on Chaparral Street]

[Storm Damage on Chaparral Street]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of storm damage on North Chaparral Street in Corpus Christi, Texas. The damaged building on the right is identified as Horne Apartments. The remains of a new fish market are also identified. Debris is scattered in the flooded street. Text at the bottom of the image says "42 Chap. St." and "[xx]42."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Flood Waters at Residence]

[Flood Waters at Residence]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of flood waters from a storm surrounding the home of Judge Henry D. McDonald in Corpus Christi, Texas. The house is several stories high, and the water reaches the first floor. In the background, there are trees and buildings.
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
[Storm Damage at Reed Auto Company]

[Storm Damage at Reed Auto Company]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Postcard of storm damage at Reed Auto Company in Corpus Christi, Texas. Piles of debris fill the street in front of the building. Four men are standing amongst the debris. Three windows above an awning on the building are broken. Signs at the top of the building say "Reed Auto Company" and "Buick."
Contributing Partner: Bell/Whittington Public Library
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