Houston, TX Wall Collapse, Feb 1905


One Man Is Killed and Others Injured, All Colored.

Special To The News.

Houston, Tex., Feb. 25.---Charles Smith, colored, was accidentally killed shortly before noon today in the building in process of reconstruction located on the corner of Preston avenue and Caroline street. At the same time Clark Taylor and Jonas Jackson, also colored, were painfully hurt, but not seriously injured.

The accident resulted from the fall of a portion of the wall. Smith, Taylor and Jackson were beneath. Smith's skull was crushed and death ensued.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 27 Feb 1905