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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Snow at Gates Memorial Library]

[Snow at Gates Memorial Library]

Date: January 11, 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of snow outside of Gates Memorial Library. There are columns on two of the visible sides of the building. The snow is three inches high.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial View of Water Tower]

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Date: 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Date: 1972
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Concrete Water Tower]

[Concrete Water Tower]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a concrete water tower on Fourth Street and Dallas Avenue. A parking lot is in front of the tower, and buildings surround it from other directions. Text at the top-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Concrete water tower, built 1938. At 4th and Dallas. 300,000 Gallon[,] Photo: 11/74."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Jefferson County Sub - Courthouse Fishpond]

[Jefferson County Sub - Courthouse Fishpond]

Date: 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of a fishpond outside of Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse. In the center of the pond, there is a sculpture, entitled "Music of the Sea," consisting of a child holding a shell to their ear. It was given to the city by Edith Smith Norton in memory of her father, Charles Eugene Norton, the first mayor of Port Arthur. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur City Hall.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur City Hall]

[Port Arthur City Hall]

Date: July 15, 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the exterior of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall at 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high. There is an awning extending over a driveway on one side with a car underneath it. In the foreground, there is a yard with trees, shrubs, and park lights. In the bottom right corner of the photograph, "Watkins Studio" is embossed.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

Date: August 1, 1970
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building. The building is partially intact with debris surrounding it. In the background, there is a crane. The building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Gates as a memorial for his mother, Mary Gates. It was used as a Municipal Building after 1930, when a new hospital was built on Ninth Avenue by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Aerial View of Water Tower]

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 500,000 gallon water tower on Railroad Avenue. Behind the water tower, there is a train and an industrial storage lot. Text on the top-right of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water tower on Railroad Avenue and W. Thomas Blvd. Built 195. Capacity - 500,000 gallons. Photo - 11/13/74."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Stilwell Grain Elevator]

[Stilwell Grain Elevator]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a Stilwell grain elevator, built in 1900, located adjacent to Texas Company Island. A body of water is on the left side of the elevator. Handwritten text at the top of the photograph says "N-6003 9x [full]" and "[546]."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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