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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Downtown Water Tower]

[Downtown Water Tower]

Date: 1970~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a water tower in downtown Port Arthur. In the foreground, there are cars on streets, and parked cars in parking lots. In the background, there are buildings; the building directly behind the water tower is identified as the city garage. The water tower was building in 1938 and holds 300,000 gallons.
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
[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

Date: 1971~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the "Nautica," a tanker owned by the Texas Company, out of Monrovia, Liberia. The ship has has one smokestack as well as many tall cranes, each of which is connected by a large amount of rigging. It is flying the American flag from a pole on the stern.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboat "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. The tanker is labeled as the "Wyoming" out of Wilmington, Delaware. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow. Another tanker, the "Nautica" out of Monrovia, is docked nearby.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboats "E. M. Black" and "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. Various crew members of all three ships are one the decks. The tanker is labeled as the Wyoming out of Wilmington, DE. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow.
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
[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
[All American City Billboard]

[All American City Billboard]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[All American City Committee Members]

[All American City Committee Members]

Date: 1973
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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