[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1947.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Moore Memorial Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1868 times , with 20 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Moore Memorial Public Library

The Moore Memorial Public Library documents the local history of Texas City and surrounding areas. Because of their work in preserving historical materials, they received the Rescuing Texas History grant.

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Description

A view of part of the business district in Texas City before the 1947 Texas City Disaster. Cars are parked along both sides of the street and are driving down the roads of a four-way intersection. Stores and businesses line the right side of the streets. On the left side a large flag pole stands near the corner. Down the left side of the street, a two-story building can be seen. People are walking or standing along the sidewalks in front of the stores. A bus is pulled up near one corner of the intersection. On the far right, the two nearest businesses have signs which read "Clar[r?]'s Liquor Store" and "Lucas Cafe." Further down the street are signs reading "Plaza Hotel" and "Nusbaum's."

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Notes

Per comment from online viewer: "Service station on the far left of the photo is a "Magnolia" gas station. Bus at far right edge in photo, on side street, belongs to Texas Bus Lines. Lucus Cafe was then the ticket office for TBL. Store next to and beyond the liquor store is Cameron's Five and Dime. Tallest building behind flag pole is Mainland Realty building."
Another online viewer commented: "Taken from in front of City Hall at 6th St and 6th Ave North. Lucus Cafe across the street was also the bus stop for Texas Bus Lines."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

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  • 1947

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  • April 12, 2006, 11:49 p.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

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[Downtown businesses before the 1947 Texas City Disaster], photograph, 1947; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11841/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moore Memorial Public Library.