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[The Sangcura Sprudel Fire]

Description: The Sangcura-Sprudel Well drinking pavilion was originally located at 800 N.W. 2nd Avenue. It was moved to 314 N.W. 5th Street. The porches on the building were enclosed, and it was converted to a rooming house. It burned December 5, 1973, just five minutes before the start of the Mineral Wells Christmas Parade. The remaining part of the Period Hotel on N.W. 4th Avenue, which also burned at another date, was converted into apartments that can be seen through the smoke in the upper left of the picture. This photograph is found on page 64 of A.F Weaver's book "TIME WAS In Mineral Wells,"' First Edition, 1974.
Date: December 5, 1973
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Burning Building in Bonham]

Description: Photograph of a burning building in downtown Bonham. A large crowd of citizens watch as firemen try to extinguish the fire. Some of the burning building has already collapsed at this point.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Crazy Hotel After the Fire of 1925]

Description: A handwritten note on the back of the photograph identifies the picture as "Crazy Hotel southside [sic] after fire of March 15, 1925." Shown is the skeleton of the first Crazy Hotel, after a fire destroyed the entire Crazy "complex." The original hotel complex consisted of the two adjoined hotel sections with a common lobby, the Crazy Flats (a drinking pavilion with rooms for rent), a Bath House, and a drugstore (in which the fire started). The second Crazy Hotel opened two years later, in 1927. It covers the entire city block formerly occupied by the complex which it replaced. The famous second Crazy Hotel of the booming 1930's and 1940's is now [2008] a retirement hotel that was forcibly closed down in 2010.
Date: March 15, 1925
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Building on Fire

Description: Copy negative of two images. The first image shows a building on fire with large, dark, smoke clouds. There are people in the foreground with their backs turned to the fire. The second images also shows the same building on fire. There are people that appear to be sitting in the grass watching the building burn.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Building Fire

Description: Copy negative of a building fire. In the picture a large group of people are seen standing around looking at a building in flames with a huge smoke cloud covering the building. The building is believed to be the H.O. Wooten Wholesale Grocer, located on North 1st Street and Walnut in Abilene, TX. There is an automobile on the left of the picture, also there is a building in the background with a sign that reads "T.F. Lockett & CO. Standard Implements Staver Vehicles Newton Wagons"
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Building on fire]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified people standing in front of a building that is on fire. They do not appear to be firefighters. Junebug Clark Narrative: My father always referred to this photo as, "The Night They Tried to Burn Detroit Down." This photo appeared on the cover of Newsweek magazine in the Summer of 1967 August 7, 1967. The "Detroit Riots" as they were known lasted a full week. Joe and Junebug covered the riot and aftermath for Newsweek and Life magazines. The Newsweek issue also has 3 other Joe Clark photos inside. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 1967
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

State Hospital Fire

Description: Night view of fire at State Hospital. Fire engine in front of building. Two men standing by fire truck. Several people at right of image.
Date: December 11, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

State Hospital Fire

Description: Night view of fire at State Hospital. Fire engine in front of building. 2 streams of water directed at fire. Two men standing by fire truck. 1 fireman in front of building.
Date: December 11, 1958
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Photograph of Abilene Hall Demolition]

Description: Photograph of the demolition of the old Abilene Hall at Hardin-Simmons University after a destructive fire in 1947. Shows the brick building with only three walls left standing. A pile of bricks and rubble from the demolition of a wall sits in front of the building. A telephone pole and several trees and shrubs surround the building.
Date: 1947
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Burning Building in Bonham]

Description: Photograph of a burning building in downtown Bonham. Men in the street are watching as smoke billows from the second floor. A sign partially visible on the neighboring building reads "Sadler, Coleman."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Fire on the Roof of a Building]

Description: Photograph of a partially obscured, smoking fire on top of a brick building. The building is part of a row of other brick buildings that are visible at the bottom of the photo, one of which has a sign reading, "Piccadilly Cafeteria." Along the face of the buildings, fire escape ladders and staircases are attached. On the back of the photograph are a red-bordered label with text stricken-out, red handwritten notes, and information about the photo.
Date: February 16, 1964
Creator: Douglas
Partner: Dallas Firefighters Museum

When Reason Runs Wild

Description: Photograph of the reflection of a fire burning in a convenience store window. This photograph was taken during the 1967 race riots in Detroit, Michigan. Taken on assignment for Newsweek Magazine. Another photo ran on the cover of Newsweek. A number of other ran indide the same issue. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Burning Oil Tank

Description: Photograph on postcard of smoke towering over the landscape near Breckenridge, Texas. The smoke is from a large burning oil tank.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Texas Studio
Partner: Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall of Fame