Mary and Jeff Bell Library

Steve Grime Photograph Collection

 

The Steve Grime Photograph Collection consists of prints taken by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student Steve Grime in 1997. As part of his assignment in a photography class under Professor Barbra Riley, Grime photographed some of the more significant Corpus Christi landmarks to assist Special Collections & Archives in visually documenting the city’s built environment at that time. As shown in the 23 scanned images below, the Grime photos include such structures as the Harbor Bridge, the 1914 Nueces County Courthouse, Centennial House, the Howard E. Butt home on Ocean Drive, One Shoreline Plaza, Bonilla Plaza, Corpus Christi Cathedral, the Bluff Balustrade, the Coppini Sculpture, the Miradores, Wynn Seale Junior High School, two H-E-B food stores, and the Corpus Christi Seawall, as well as views of the Bayfront Marina and skyline. Altogether, Grime created an impressive array of Corpus Christi scenes.

These images were taken with a traditional 4”x 5” negative camera, thus giving the prints a high level of resolution.

Permission to use any of these photographs must be obtained from the Special Collections & Archives Department, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Library. Any use is prohibited without prior permission. These online images are at 72 dpi. A&M-Corpus Christi will provide these images in greater resolution upon request.

The full credit line should include: Photo by Steve Grime, Steve Grime Photograph Collection, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Special Collections & Archives Department, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

For identification purposes, each image has its own unique number.

 

175-1 shows the Centennial House built in 1849-1850 located at 411 North Broadway.


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175-2 shows the front entrance of the old Nueces County Courthouse built in 1914 located at North Mesquite and IH 37, 1997. 

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175-3 shows an evening view of the Coppini sculpture built in 1915 located at the stairway near the top of the bluff balustrade, 1997. 


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175-4 shows a day time view of the Coppini sculpture built in 1915 located at the stairway near the top of the bluff balustrade,1997.

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175-5 shows the Corpus Christi Cathedral built in 1939-1940 located at 505 North Upper Broadway, 1997.


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175-6 shows the front entrance of Wynn Seale Junior High School built in 1936 located at 1707 Ayers Street, 1997

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175-7 shows one of the Miradores built in 1991 that line the Corpus Christi seawall, 1997.



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175-8 shows one of the Miradores built in 1991 that line the Corpus Christi seawall, 1997.

 

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175-9 shows an evening view of one of the Miradores built in 1991 that line the Corpus Christi seawall, 1997.


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175-10 shows a skyline of downtown Corpus Christi, 1997.

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175-11 shows a skyline of downtown Corpus Christi, including One Shoreline Plaza and Omni Hotels, 1997.


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175-12 shows a day time view of One Shoreline Plaza built in 1988 located at 800 North Shoreline Boulevard, 1997.

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175-13 shows an evening view of One Shoreline Plaza built in 1988 located at 800 North Shoreline Boulevard, 1997. 


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175-14 shows an evening view of downtown Corpus Christi, 1997.

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175-15 shows the home of Howard E. Butt built in the 1940s located at 3700 Ocean Drive, 1997.


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175-16 shows a ship passing under the Harbor Bridge while entering the Port of Corpus Christi, 1997. 

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175-17 shows a ship being assisted by a tugboat as it enters the Port of Corpus Christi, 1997.


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 175-18 shows a ship being assisted by a tugboat as it enters the Port of Corpus Christi, 1997.

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175-19 shows a ship leaving the Port of Corpus Christi, 1997.


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175-20 shows the Harbor Bridge, 1997.

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175-21 shows Bonilla Plaza built in 1987-1988 located at 2727 Morgan Avenue at Port Avenue, 1997.


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175-22 shows a frontal view of a Corpus Christi H-E-B food store located at 3133 South Alameda Street, 1997.

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175-23 shows a frontal view of a Corpus Christi H-E-B food store located at 5425 South Padre Island Drive in the Moore Plaza, 1997. 


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