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  • Main Title [The Burning of the Crazy Flats]


  • Creation: 1925-03-15
  • Digitized: 2006-10-26


  • English


  • Content Description: The "Crazy Flats" drinking pavilion, with rooms for rent, replaced a two-story Crazy Water drinking pavilion in 1909. The first Crazy Hotel was built in 1912, and an annex was added to it in 1914. A fire in the Drug Store of the "Crazy Flats" (SE corner of the Crazy Flats building) on March 15, 1925, destroyed the entire Crazy block. The "New", completely rebuilt, Crazy Hotel was enlarged to cover the entire block. It opened in 1927, and replaced all of the burned buildings. The new building was promoted as fireproof, since it was built with solid cement walls and ceilings. The former "new Crazy Hotel" had a colorful past that included a daily radio show originating in its Lobby and broadcast nationally over TQN (the Texas Quality Network). It had survived the Great Depression of the 'thirties, World War I, the Korean "Police Action", and the Viet Nam War.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Hotels
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Landmarks

Primary Source

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1925-03-15


  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC


  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_1107P