Early twentieth century photographer George Bronner captured the effects of the 1900 Storm with his photograph of Alvin after the catastrophic event had hit the area.

1900 Storm topic of Alvin History Feb. 16 at museum

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Early twentieth century photographer George Bronner captured the effects of the 1900 Storm with his photograph of Alvin after the catastrophic event had hit the area.

Early twentieth century photographer George Bronner captured the effects of the 1900 Storm with his photograph of Alvin after the catastrophic event had hit the area.

An historical presentation on the impact of the 1900 Storm on Alvin will be presented Feb. 16 at the Alvin Historical Museum as part of a four part historical presentation on the history of the Alvin area.

The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and the public is invited.

The 1900 Storm occurred on Sept. 8, 1900 and was a Category 4 Hurricane. It was the deadliest hurricane in US history and an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 people were killed because of the storm.

In Alvin, all businesses were badly damaged or totally wrecked with 337 homes badly damaged. Foundations were knocked off 153 homes and 12 local area people were killed.
Museum board member Richard Klapper will be the presenter on this topic.

On Feb. 9, Klapper presented the first program, early 20th century photographer George Bronner who captured the first recordable photos of Alvin.

The third presentation in the series will be Alvin’s Great Fire of 1902 on Feb. 23 with the fourth presentation being about the Alvin Depot on March 2.

Alvin Historical Museum is located at 300 West Sealy Street. Admission is $3 with all children under the age of 12 free.

For more information call 281-331-4469.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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