[House surrounded by debris]

[House surrounded by debris]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Remaining business section of town]

[Remaining business section of town]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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"
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
[Our house]

[Our house]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Standing water on Peoples Street]

[Standing water on Peoples Street]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of two men standing knee deep in water before a home on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "This is on Peoples street and taken after the first wave. About two blocks from the bay."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Remains of the Winona Hotel]

[Remains of the Winona Hotel]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of the Winona Hotel with a pole leaning in the foreground. This was taken after the hurricane that hit Corpus Christi in 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Side view of remains of the Winona Hotel. Arrows show the way the street runs. You can see how far out it sat."
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[North Beach after the 1919 hurricane]

[North Beach after the 1919 hurricane]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of boards from destroyed buildings along the North Beach area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. One building of the Spohn Sanitarium is in the right background of the photo. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Just a North Beach scene. Showing what is left of the Spohn Sanitarium. One of the three buildings left out there. This picture covers five or six blocks. (Maybe not over three you can hardly tell now.)"
Contributing Partner: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Description: Photograph of downtown Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Debris is being cleared in front of the Nueses Hotel, a furniture company and Lichtenstein's store. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " Clearing away wreckage down-town on Chapaeral St. Lichtenstein's have their things out trying to dry them. X is the Nueces Hotel. This is where the water was up in the lobby."
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
1945 Storm

1945 Storm

Date: August 28, 1945
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of hurricane damage after a storm in Danevange, Texas, which is located in Wharton County. In the image, a building is knocked over on it's side against the telephone office. The other two buildings pictured are missing roof shingles and boards.
Contributing Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society
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