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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1955
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Christian Men's Fellowship Queen for a Night Program]

[Christian Men's Fellowship Queen for a Night Program]

Date: March 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the Christian Men's Fellowship "Queen for a Night" program. Left to right: Fulton Allgood (standing in back), Gladys Lacey pining corsage on Marie Darlison, Queen (sitting in chair), Allen Dawson (standing in back).
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Educational Building]

[First Christian Church Educational Building]

Date: November 20, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church educational building. There is a large group standing in front of the building and two parked cars in the street.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for the First Christian Church. Members of the Children's Division, under the supervision of Mrs. Shirley Trahan, Superintendent, (in photo helping child at podium) brought small bricks to the platform, symbolizing the part the children played in the growth of the church. John M. Hughes, Minister, is standing behind the podium.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Seven persons, using gilded spades, are turning the soil in front of the platform, which stood on the site of the proposed chancel. Participating - left to right: Patsy Smith, representing the Children's Division of the church school; Mrs. John H. McDonald and C.E. Perry, two charter members of the fifty-three year old congregation; John M. Hughes, Minister; E.M. Reeder, Chairman of the Board; W. Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee; and Bobby Morgan, representing the youth.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. The future members of the church are standing in the lot where the church is to be built. They are lined along the perimeter of where the church will stand.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Aerial view of the church members standing shoulder-to-shoulder, outlining the shape of the new worship structure.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[Presentation to Glynn Lowther]

[Presentation to Glynn Lowther]

Date: October 8, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the presentation to Glynn Lowther, Building Committee Chairman for the First Christian Church. Left to right: C.E. Perry, Charter Member; Elbert M. Reeder, elder and Chairman of the Board during construction of the sanctuary; Glynn Lowther; the Reverent John H. Hughes, Minister; and Mrs. John McDonald, Charter Member.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur
[World Youth Conference]

[World Youth Conference]

Date: February 11, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the World Youth Conference. Five buses are parked in a row with all the members of the conference standing in front of the buses, waving at the photographer. The conference was held at Methodist Temple on Fifth Street because the First Christian Church did not have a large enough place to have the meeting.
Contributing Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur