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[Army Hospital]
Photograph of the Army Hospital after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo, " The remains of the Army Hospital (this used to be the Beach Hotel) These parts of the second story porch that are gone are concrete. Isn't much of the pretty lawn in sight now."
[Back of our house]
Photograph of a damaged house in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “Back of our house. Notice the windows also, where our kitchen used to be. We used to have to go up several steps to get into it, but not now."
[Back of Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market]
Photograph of buildings damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of the Winona Hotel and Tribble's Meat Market."
[Cars overturned on the beach]
Photograph of overturned cars on the beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, "Cars left on the beach after the storm. You see how clean it is swept. So many places are swept so clean or are so wrecked that you actually can't tell what they were or hardly tell where you are."
[Chaparral and Aubrey Street]
Photograph of building after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "At the corner south of our house. the way things looked when we rolled in from Missouri - after lots of cleaning up had been done, our house located back of that house roof just below the X. See that big timber at the bottom of the roof? That's the kind that did a lot of the damage coming in from the gulf." Written on front of photo, "Cor. Chaparral and Aubrey Sts."
[Chaparral and Taylor Streets]
Photograph of debris in the flooded intersection of Chaparral and Taylor Streets after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo,"Corner of Chaparral and Taylor Streets, west from where the Pavilion and Seaside hotels were. Episcopalian Church about at X."
[Chaparral Street north of drug store with storm debris]
Photograph of Chaparral Street, flooded with a large pile of debis. Plaza Hotel stands to the right. Inscription on back of photo reads, "Chaparral St. just north of the city Drug Store. X shows the Plaza Hotel (the one across from the park) out in the middle of the street. You know there were buildings all along where the vacant spots are now. The picture covers two blocks. X the Horne Apartments."
[Chaparral Street with trees down]
Photograph of houses on Chaparral Street by the Seashore Club. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Down by the Seashore Club (Loyd's Pier). Notice the pretty salt cedar from the arbor, also another if those big tree trunks. There have been streets here but not now." Written on the front of the photo, "Chaparral St."
[Damaged two-story building]
Photograph of a heavily-damaged two-story brick and concrete building. Inscription on the back of the photo, "You can see how close this is to the bay - just across a paved street - and see how bare it is all around. This was full of buildings, notice the thick brick walls covered with a concrete layer. This is just across the street south of the Nueces Hotel."
[Debris after the hurricane]
Piles of debris after the hurricane in 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo,"X is the old Japonica washed up on the side of the bluff on South Broadway. This is down near the Municipal Pier."
[Debris around street and Spohn Sanitarium]
Photograph of debris strewn around a street in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Spohn Sanitarium can be seen in the background.
[Debris near the Methodist Church]
Methodist Church and two other buildings standing after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on back of photo,"Side street near the Methodist Church. The street where the street cars turn west to go to Hillcrest and Nueces Bay Heights."
[Debris on Chaparral Street]
Photograph of homes, hotels and debris in Corpus Christi after the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Chaparral. X the Tatum house on the corner where the street cars turned to go to Nueces Bay Heights and Hillcrest. XX the Williams Hotel - the new brick hotel neat Rankins."
[Devastation in Corpus Christi after a Hurricane]
Photograph of the damaged area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. There is an inscription on the back of the photo that reads: " The corner just a block north of the city drug store (you know it is about a half block north of our store) See how nice the houses in the background look up there on the bluff out of harms way."
[Distroyed Municipal Pier]
Photograph of the concrete rubble and pilings where the Municipal Pier once stood before the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Three people are fishing at the water's edge. Inscription on the back states, "This is where the Municipal Pier used to be. Notice the people fishing. This is where we took the boat for Port Aransas."
[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]
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."
[Group of Men and Women on the Beach]
Group of unidentified men and women standing on the beach by the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them are wearing hats.
[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]
Photograph of a concrete building that is half gone after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Written on the front of the building is "Dignified Helpful Credit Co." and "Hardin Court Grocery and Market" Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What is left of Hardin Court. You know this was a concrete building here. This was so full of houses in here that you could barely see between them. Of course the street has been cleared. These were all taken three weeks after the storm you know and not half as bad as it was."
[Orchard and garden]
Photograph of an unidentified orchard and garden in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The garden is not flooded at time of photograph. Flowers are visible in foreground, strawberries to left, and about ten different kinds of trees including pepper and acacia. River is visible from back door looking north.
[The park under water]
Photograph of the park in downtown Corpus Christi which is flooded after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The park - after people were able to take a few pictures before the water was all down. X is the old Winona Hotel sitting with one end out in the street."
[Peoples Street when flooded]
Photograph of deep flood waters on Peoples Street in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Written on the photo, "First wave on Peoples St."
[Photograph of Corpus Christi Causeway Remains]
Photograph of the remains of the causeway that once crossed the bay in Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "X is all that is left of the causeway. What you see there is the railroad track. You remember the causeway was built of heavy concrete."
[Photograph of Damaged Corpus Christi Neighborhood After 1919 Hurricane]
Photograph of an unidentified Corpus Christi neighborhood around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Debris is strewn everywhere and the homes have sustained intensive damage.
[Photograph of Damaged Corpus Christi Neighborhood After 1919 Hurricane]
Photograph of a damaged neighborhood in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “The block (now a sandy bank) back of Miller's. Lichtenstein's & our houses. You know it was full of houses."
[Photograph of Destroyed Causeway and Railoroad Bridge]
Photograph of the causeway and railroad bridge near Corpus Christi after distruction of the 1919 hurricane. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "What was once the approach to the causeway. You remember the road along there was concrete or something of the sort. You can see the concrete blocks out in the bay. Railroad at the right."
[Photograph of Destruction Near the Bay]
Photograph looking towards the town from the bay area of Corpus Christi after the hurricane of 1919. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "About a block and a half back from the bay. Near X you can see some of the machinery of the laundry still here. Notice the variety of things in the debris. This faces the bay. Everything in front was completely demolished".
[Photograph of Flood Waters Around Old Winona Hotel]
Photograph of the remains of the old Winona Hotel in standing water after the Corpus Christi hurricane of 1919. Inscription on the back of the photo, "The four rooms of the old Winona Hotel that were left standing - sitting out in the street. Of course the streets run the way the arrows point even though you can't tell it and the park is there - if you can get it figured out about XX. See the bed upstairs in the room!"
[Photograph of Flooded Peoples Street]
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."
[Photograph of Hotel Wreckage]
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."
[Photograph of House]
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.
[Photograph of House and Sand Bank]
Photograph of a house with a large sand bank behind it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Back of our house taken from the sand bank that was washed up there. You know how pretty and level it was there before the storm."
[Photograph of House on North Beach]
Photograph of two women and a man standing by the ruins of a house after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of photo, "Taken at that house left on North Beach. Mama wasn't quite ready but you can see that big tree trunk that came from nobody - knows - where."
[Photograph of House Surrounded by Debris]
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."
[Photograph of House Without Walls]
Photograph of a two-story house whose front walls are missing. Inscription on back of photo, "This is also brick covered with concrete. It is not stucco but hard concrete. This was one of the oldest houses here and was the same distance from the bay as the other - that is it was on the same side of Water St. But there were buildings across the street between it and the bay. Notice the furniture upstairs."
[Photograph of Houses and Debris on Water Street]
Photograph of wrecked homes and debris along Water Street after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "On Water Street where those pretty salt cedars and oleanders used to be. Down north of us."
[Photograph of Hurricane Damage on North Water Street]
Photograph of four or five cottages damaged in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "These are the cottages on North Water Street - the one near the X is out in the middle of the street. This is a paved street - or was - even if it does look like the beach now."
[Photograph of Hurricane-Ravaged Homes]
Photograph of a number of homes that sustained damage during the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "X back of the Miller's house next door to us. XX little cottage back of Miller's and us. Out in the middle of the street, now on top of that big bank of shell."
[Photograph of Hurricane Wreckage North of the Courthouse]
Photograph of a man standing on a roof that lies on the ground after the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Showing the street between the bay and the courthouse. Courthouse just across the street from the house at XXX. Our house located about at X, one block east and nearly a block north from the courthouse. XX is the back of the Rankin house. Looks undamaged here but if you could have seen it - even it would have been bad enough. Bay at O. Notice the rocking chair at the street crossing - just below O also the little house in the crossing."
[Photograph of Ice Factory Ruins]
Photograph of the remains of the ice factories in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. Caption says, “What is left of one of the ice factories. Notice the bales of cotton washed up here."
[Photograph of Lichtenstein's Home]
Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Lichtenstein's house, notice the oil streaks, also how it leans against our little old shack."
[Photograph of Lichtenstein's house]
Photograph of a house damaged in the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Lichtenstein's house after the storm. See how it was washed over against our house. Notice that our house is without a foundation. Notice the oil on our porch posts. These pictures are so small they don't tell half of the story."
[Photograph of Little Brown Cottage in Shambles]
Photograph of an unidentified brown cottage in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919. The cottage is falling apart after sustaining damage in the hurricane. Caption says, "Little brown cottage on the east side of the block south of us, right across from the Williams Hotel."
[Photograph of Local Homes After Hurricane]
Photograph of a number of houses off their foundations in the aftermath of the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Notice this picture of the high sand bank that washed up back of us. You can see how high it is by the way it hides our house at X. O is the Rainey and Simpson house. XO the Hendrix house (mama's friend you know). Notice how the porch floor banisters and porch columns are missing there. XX is the wreck of the Miller home (you know he is the man we sent the telegram to) and XX are the houses that were across the street at the side of the Miller home." Written on the front of the photo, "Roy Miller Res."
[Photograph of Magnolia Petroleum Co. and Hurricane Debirs]
Photograph of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, a two-story home and debris from the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "On Mesquite Street near the State Hotel."
[Photograph of Miller Residence]
Photograph of the Miller residence with damages sustained in the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscribed on the back of the photo, "Front view of our house and the Miller house. X points to the wreckage that you don't see from the picture showing the backs of the houses and the sand bank as it is hid by the bank of sand. XX our house. XXX the Miller home. Notice how the mud has caked and cracked at XXXX. What you see in the yard there just above the no. 13 is a pool of oil that ruined things. Of course this was taken quite a little while after the storm. You see only the remains of what was once a beautiful lawn. The little tree you see at the side or our house and the Palm in front are all that kept it from floating away."
[Photograph of Mrs. Hendrix Porch After Hurricane]
Photograph of a woman standing on her back porch looking over the debris and wreckage left by the hurricane of 1919 in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "A back yard across the street from us. Mrs. Hendrix and little girl. My friend you heard me speak of so often. She is standing on her back porch."
[Photograph of North Beach After 1919 hurricane]
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.)"
[Photograph of North Beach After Hurricane]
Photograph of the North Beach area after the 1919 hurricane in Corpus Christi. Inscription on the back of the photo, "Out near North Beach. The building is the Spohn Sanitarium which is one of the three buildings left on North Beach. Most of it is swept clean, even much of the wreckage."
[Photograph of North Beach After Hurricane]
Photograph of debris on the north beach in Corpus Christi, Texas around the time of a hurricane in 1919.
[Photograph of Old Seaside Hotel and Debris]
Photograph of damaged Seaside Hotel with debris around it. Inscribed on the back of the photo, " The old Seaside Hotel where the pretty salt cedar arbor was. You know it was right near the Pavilion Hotel (the hotel over the water)"