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Building on Fire, Galveston, Texas

Description: Photograph of a large building on fire and crumbling after a large storm in Galveston, Texas. The back half of the building is gone and the roof in the center of the frame is falling. There are piles of debris surrounding the building. Two men with fire hoses are spraying the building. In the foreground are train or trolley tracks and a truck bed.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Lumber Yard Fire 1917]

Description: Photograph of a lumber yard fire in Childress, Texas. The fire is being put out by firemen as spectators watch from a distance. A large amount of smoke fills the sky. There is an unidentifiable building close to the fire.
Date: January 1917
Creator: Mark Hanna's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Pool Hall Fire in Ged, Louisiana

Description: Photograph of the pool hall and a rooming house burning down in Ged, Louisiana. In the foreground are several uniformed soldiers and small boys in hats. Large clouds of smoke are rising from the burning buildings.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Fire at Texas State Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the Texas State Hospital burning. The main building was spared the fire and remains the administrative building for the Austin State Hospital to this day. The main administrative building is the third oldest public service building in the state. The State Lunatic Asylum was established in 1856 in the model of Philadelphia psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Kirkbridge. It opened with 12 patients and saw as many as 3000 at once time. The Austin State Hospital currently houses around 300 patients, most staying for about a week during treatment. It is operated by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Date: 1902
Creator: Peterson, B.C.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Panoramic photo of Paris after the 1916 fire]

Description: Panoramic photo of the Paris fire after the devastating fire of 1916 that burned down most of the town. Caption says: Paris, Texas after the fire looking north from Gibralter Hotel.
Date: 1916
Creator: National Art Co.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Loot and riot]

Description: Photograph of a young black man kicking through a window of a grocery store. There is a reflection of a fire in the remaining storefront window. This photograph was taken during the 1967 race riots in Detroit.
Date: August 1967
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Damron Hotel Fire, 20 of 21: Different View of the Fire]

Description: Shown here is yet another view of fire at the Damron Hotel, December 22, 1975 is shown here. The hotel was located in the 109 W. Hubbard Street. The fire also destroyed Davidson Hardware, which was in the same building, and damaged Pemberton's ( nearby appliance store) and George's Man's shop a well as damaging the back of Hill's Style Shop.
Date: December 22, 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto 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 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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

[Stoking the fires]

Description: Photograph of a man using a long stick to stoke the fire underneath a large metal vat of boiling sorghum juice. There are two women visible sitting in the background stirring the liquid.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library