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[Debris near the Methodist Church]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Debris on Chaparral Street]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Devastation in Corpus Christi after a Hurricane]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Distroyed Municipal Pier]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Corpus Christi after the flood]

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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Hardin Court Grocery and Market]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Orchard and garden]

Description: 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.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[The park under water]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Peoples Street when flooded]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Corpus Christi Causeway Remains]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Destroyed Causeway and Railoroad Bridge]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Destruction Near the Bay]

Description: 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".
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Flood Waters Around Old Winona Hotel]

Description: 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!"
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Flooded Peoples Street]

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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Hotel Wreckage]

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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House]

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.
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House and Sand Bank]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House on North Beach]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House Surrounded by Debris]

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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of House Without Walls]

Description: 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."
Date: 1919
Creator: Shirkey, Marie
Item Type: Photograph