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 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[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
[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
[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

Date: April 5, 1972
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Republic of Texas Savings in Port Arthur, Texas, located on the corner of two streets. Cars are parked on the street in the foreground, in front of several storefronts for businesses next to the bank. People are standing near the cross-street, visible on the left side of the image.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
HemisFair -- 1978

HemisFair -- 1978

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio