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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1950-1959
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Adult Choir]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Adult Choir. Back row - left to right: A.E. Catanach, not know, not known, Peg Catanach, Curtis Lacy, not known, Ralph Breelove, not known, not known, McIntosh, Austine Mills. Front row - left to right: Mathilda Steed, not known, Mildred Allgood, Gladys Lacy, Lolly Prafka, Alma Rigsby, Allene Breedlove, not known, Peggy McIntosh, Willie Mae West. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34938/
[Camp Wildurr]
Photograph of Camp Wildurr and the many young people who attended the summer camp. There are a few personal messages and signatures on the back of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34886/
[Carrying the First Christian Church Entrance Tablet]
Photograph of four men placing the tablet above the entrance to the new worship building. Left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; L.G. Douglas, Treasurer; Allen Dawson, Board Chairman; and Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34926/
[Christian Men's Fellowship Queen for a Night Program]
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). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34917/
[Christmas Caroling Party 1953]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Christmas Caroling Party in 1953. Many carolers are standing in front of two parked buses singing. Janis Joplin, who became a noted rock star in the music world in the late 1960's, is standing on the steps of the bus in a white sweatshirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34900/
[Chuck Wagon Youth Dinner]
Photograph of the Chuck Wagon Youth Dinner at the First Christian Church. A large number of men, women, teenagers, and children are spread out on a yard in a residential area. Some people are standing but most are sitting on the grass. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34934/
[First Christian Church 1956]
Photograph of the First Christian Church and educational building shortly after construction was completed.. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34925/
[First Christian Church 1956]
Photograph of a front view of the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34924/
[First Christian Church After a Snowstorm]
Photograph of the First Christian Church after a snowstorm that took place on February 13, 1958. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34899/
[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper on grounds of the historic home, Rose Hill, adjacent to the Sabine-Neches Waterway and at foot of Woodworth Blvd. at Lakeshore Drive. A large number of people are congregating around several picnic tables and chairs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34911/
[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper at Rose Hill]
Photograph of the First Christian Church members being served during the Church Chuck Wagon supper at Rose Hill. The event is taking place outdoors and the members are huddled around picnic tables texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34910/
[First Christian Church Communion Table]
Photograph of the First Christian Church communion table, which is carved with an inset of the Last Supper. The table was given in memory of the Charter Members of the Church, by the Loyal Women's Bible Class for the new sanctuary. The women had earned $1000 making all kinds of needlework, mostly quilting, for eight years to provide this gift to the congregation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34923/
[First Christian Church Congregation]
Photograph of the First Christian Church congregation. The pews are full of people, there is not a single empty seat. The church choir is sitting in the two front pews alongside Reverend John M. Hughes, who is sitting on the inner side of the pew section on the right. Next to the minister is Jane Catanach and her son, Jimmy, and Arthur Catanach. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34936/
[First Christian Church Cub Scout Banquet
Photograph of a Cub Scout banquet at the First Christian Church. Most of the guests are in the middle of eating and sitting at tables. The Reverend John M. Hughes is standing in the back of the room, second from the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34935/
[First Christian Church Educational Building]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34922/
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34930/
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34928/
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34929/
[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34927/
[First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class. The women are divided into four rows, the back three rows are standing and the front row is sitting. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34937/
[First Christian Church Service of Dedication]
Photograph of the First Christian Church service of Dedication of the new sanctuary led by Dr. Newton J. Robison (pastor of First Christian Church of Amarillo, a brother to Miss Gladyne Robison, Principal of Travis School, and a member of our congregation) spoke at the morning service. Dr. Elmer Henson, Dean of Brite University, Fort Worth was the chief speaker for the afternoon Dedication service. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34921/
[First Christian Church Summer Youth Meeting]
Photograph of a First Christian Church Summer Youth Program meeting. Young man standing at left of photo not known. Front row - left to right: Phillip Foote, Norma Moss, Sylvia Swearingen, Sandra Brazil, Linda Douglas. Second row - left to right: Judy Dawson, Mary Evelyn Murphy, (girl sitting behind Sandra not identified), Darrell Evans, Ila Mae Prafka. Thirda row - left to right: Delmer Fussell, Bobby Morgan, Alline Dawson, Betty Murphy, (person sitting directly behind Ila Mae Prafka not identified). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34919/
[First Christian Church Youth Choir 1954]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Youth Choir. Janis Joplin, a Rock Star in the 1960's, is on the second row, second from the left. She is 14 in the photo and her birthday is January 19, 1940, so she was almost 15. First row - left to right: Marilyn Harbert, Martha Oliver, Delmer Fussell, Dennis Trahan, Terry Trahan, Roy Murphy III, Tommy Stansbury. Second row - left to right: Sandra Logan, Janis Joplin, Elva Buroker, Harriett Axtell, Mary Jane Budwine, Janet Addcox, Linda Douglas, Cynthia "Cookie" Swearingen, Sylvia Swearingen, Carol Quinn, Betty Ann Murphy, Shirley Logan. Third row - left to right: Alline Dawson, Ila Mae Prafka, Jane Catanach, George Fussell, Paul B. Bertrand, Phillip Foote, Robert Kettrick, Arthur Catanach, Darrell Evans, Doris Cannon, Peggy McIntosh, Gladys Rigsby, Charlotte Pittman, not known. Austine Mills was the pianist and A.E. Catanach was the Director but they are not in the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34931/
[First Christian Church Youth Round Up Group]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Youth Round Up group. The members are sitting around a table and are painting. Standing - left to right: not known, Robert Kettrick, not known, not known, Robbie Wright, not known, not known, Betty Ann Murphy, not known. Seated - left to right: Darrelle Evans, Doris Cannon, Bobby Morgan, Sarah Brazie, Linda Douglas, Delmer Fussell, Bowden Bertrand, Sandra Brazie, Terry Trahan. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34932/
[First Christian Church Youth Round Up - June 1954]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Youth Round up in June 1954. Kneeling in front, left to right are Jennilou Nowlin, Loralea Smith, Judy Dawson and Sarah Lowther. Standing on pavement holding banners, left to right are Jackie Hanson, Glynda Lowther, Robbie Wright, Sylvia Swearingen, Norma Moos, Carol Quinn, Alline Dawson, Cynthia Swearingen, Bowden Bertrand, and Lennie Stansbury (the parade director). Standing in wagon, left to right are Darrell Evans, Nathalie Bienvenue, Delmar Fussell, Jane Ashley, Janis Hickey, Elva Buroker, Sarah Brazil, Charlotte Pittman and Janet Addcox. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34905/
[Granny Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]
Photograph of Granny Pearce's 90th birthday party at the First Christian Church. Granny is sitting at the end of the table in front of her cake. The lady sitting on the left side at the front of the table is Mrs. C.E. Lauer. Also in the photograph is Mrs. Sadie Davis, Mrs. Youngblood, Mrs. Florence McDonald, Mrs. Mildred Smith, Kate Pearson, and Mrs. Powell (seating arrangement is unknown). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34901/
[Inside the First Christian Church]
Photograph of the inside of the First Christian Church. Note the rose window above the draped baptistery given in memory of John Chapman by his wife, Thelma Chapman. Communion table given in memory of Charter members by the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class. Wicks pipe organ (behind lectern on left side) given in memory of S.O. Latimer by Mrs. S.O. Latimer. The pulpit lectern (on right) given by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hughes and their son, John Marcus. Altar-ware given in memory of E.N. George by Mrs. S.I. Bishop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34912/
[Members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class]
Photograph of the members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class taken in the newly completed sanctuary. First row - left to right: Mrs. J.E. Davis (Sadie), Mrs. O.A. Youngblood (Minnie), Mrs. O.P. Pearce, Mrs. John H. McDonald, and Mrs. R.H. Draughon. Second row - left to right: Mrs. Frank Hines (Clara), Mrs. Bertie Ingalls, Mrs. Leon Little (Virginia), Mrs. W.C. Neel (Ida), Mrs. Jim Dillinger (Mary), Mrs. G.T. Wallace (Stella), Mrs. C.E. Lauer, Mrs. C.W. Warren (Rose), Mrs. C.E. Perry (Ida), Mrs. J.A House, Mrs. Mary Harmon, Mrs. Ethel Akkerman, Mrs. Dewey Prince (Terrie), Mrs. N.E. Pray, Mrs. J.R. Swan (Rate), Mrs. I.N. Noble (Maude), Mrs. J.D. Eidom (Olga), Mrs. G.E. Gartman (Alice), Mrs. H.W. Davis (Bertie), Mrs. Florence McDonald. Third row - left to right: Mrs. Kate Pearson, Mrs. Hazel Dorman, Mrs. Alta Newton, Mrs. Beulah Christopher, Mrs. Mamie Peck. Fourth row - left to right: Mrs. Burt Loy, Mrs. John Chapman (Thelma), Mrs. N.C. Cloutman (Rena), Mrs. Gladys Holmes, Mrs. Nora LaRose, Mrs. S.I. Bishop, Mrs. C.H. Powell (Elizabeth), and Mrs. Ozello Doiron. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34909/
[Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]
Photograph of Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce celebrating her 90th birthday at the First Christian Church on February 2, 1959. She passed away on July 14, 1961 at the age of 92. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34902/
[New Edition to the Timothy Wall at the First Christian Church]
Photograph of Edward Anderson, the new Timothy at First Christian Church, honored by having his photo hung on the Timothy Wall in the narthex of the sanctuary. In photo, left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; Mary Jane Anderson, Eddie's wife; Glynn Lowther, Deacon; Edward Anderson receiving a congratulatory handshake from Charles Poston, Chairman of the Official Board; Miss Verna Evelyn Johnson, Minister of Education; and E.M. Reeder, Church elder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34908/
[Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Glynn Lowther]
Photograph of presentation of plaque of appreciation to Glynn Lowther for his work as Chairman of Building Construction. In photo, left to right: A.E. Catanach, Choir Director; Homer D. Snider, Building Committee member; Martin Dooley, Building Committee member; Glenn Lowther; and Elbert M. Reeder, Immedate past Board Chairman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34920/
[Presentation to Glynn Lowther]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34915/
[Summer Youth Program Dinner]
Photograph of the First Christian Church Summer Youth Program Dinner. Minister John H. Hughes is standing in front of the slogan 'Not My Will but Thine'. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34918/
[Vesper Services Camp Wildurr]
Photograph of the young campers of Camp Wildurr. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34881/
[World Youth Conference]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34903/
[Youth Round Up Parade]
Photograph of the Youth Round Up Parade in Port Arthur, Texas. The parade is being led by a car pulling a wagon, three cars are following the first car. The parade is being led down a busy streets with a lot of stores and eateries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34933/