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 Resource Type: Photograph
 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Adams Building]

[Adams Building]

Date: 194u
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as the Adams Building. The building is several stories high. Each visible side has one balcony near the top. Cars are parked along its curb. The building was constructed in 1924 by John R. Adams, and served as offices for doctors, attorneys, insurance, and other businesses. The building was later renamed the World Trade Building.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Adams Building Banquet]

[Adams Building Banquet]

Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting at long tables at a banquet for tenants of the Adams Building. There are plates of food, filled drinking glasses, and silverware on the tables. A handwritten arrow and text that says "me!!" is above a woman in the foreground. In the background, there are two windows.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Downtown Port Arthur]

[Aerial of Downtown Port Arthur]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX. At the bottom of the photograph is the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in the middle of a large courthouse square. It is surrounded by tall downtown buildings. In the distance, the petroleum storage tanks can be seen near the chemical plants.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Greenlawn Cemetery]

[Aerial of Greenlawn Cemetery]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, TX. The photograph is taken from the air. The cemetery is in the middle of a large, open area.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mary Gates Memorial Hospital in Port Arthur, TX. The hospital is a three story building at the far left. Residential neighborhoods are to the right of the hospital. According to accompanying information, the hospital was converted and used as a city hall from 1930-1970.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of National Guard Armory]

[Aerial of National Guard Armory]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the shoreline of Port Arthur, TX. Most of the downtown area is to the right. In the distant background are the chemical plants and petroleum storage tanks. The National Guard Armory is in the lower middle. A storm levee surrounds the building and the coastline.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of North Port Arthur]

[Aerial of North Port Arthur]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the northern portion of Port Arthur, TX. A large residential portion is visible. On the left is the Carver Terrace Apartment Complex. Railroad tracks also run by the apartments.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Port Acres Community]

[Aerial of Port Acres Community]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the Port Acres community on the outskirts of Port Arthur, TX. The area appears to be a rural, residential area. Many of the houses have large pastures and lots between them. The West Port Arthur Road is at the bottom of the picture.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Sabine-Neches Shoreline]

[Aerial of Sabine-Neches Shoreline]

Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the shore of the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. In the center of the photograph is Woodrow Wilson Junior High School on the shore. Pleasure Island is behind the school, across the canal. Much of downtown and residential Port Arthur is below the school. Also visible in the picture are Gates Library and Port Arthur College.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial of Stephen F. Austin High School]

[Aerial of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Arthur, TX. The school is located on 61st Street. The Port Acres neighborhood surrounds the school. In the distance, the smokestacks from the petrochemical plants can be seen.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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