7th Avenue and Broad Street

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Photograph of the destruction to the houses at 7th Avenue and Broad Street following the cyclone of 1882. The photograph is looking west. The house owned by Mr. Craver is in the foreground. Mr. Craver and the housekeeper were alone in the house, went to basement when cyclone approached, and were not hurt. Craver's wife and children were out of town. Craver left the ruin for two years and eventually built a new house at the west end of town. The house owned by L.C. Phelps is in the background. The cyclone took the roof and east wall of the house. That house is still standing.