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 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Decade: 1970-1979
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Groundbreaking for Bob Hope High School]

[Groundbreaking for Bob Hope High School]

Date: 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a man identified as Bob Hope holding a framed certificate at the Bob Hope High School for Hughen School groundbreaking. He is standing wearing a suit with a lobster pin on his jacket lapel, and is standing at a microphone. Legible text on the certificate says "The Bob Hope High School for Crippled Children Diploma to Bob Hope." A crowd of people is in the background. Legible text below the photograph says "[P]2E91 4 Col N-2A."
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
[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
[Lakeview Swimming Pool]

[Lakeview Swimming Pool]

Date: 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of Lakeview Swimming Pool in Port Arther, Texas. Several people are in the pool and others are jumping off of diving boards to the left of the photograph. In the foreground, a man is sitting in a lifeguard chair. In the background, there is a brick structure with a white awning attached. An imprint at the bottom-right of the photograph says "Watkins Studio;" handwritten text below the photograph says "Lakeview Swimming Pool - Port Arthur 1978."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Railroad Tracks and Grain Elevator]

[Railroad Tracks and Grain Elevator]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of sets of railroad tracks leading to a grain elevator in the background.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Seafers - Whigham Home]

[Seafers - Whigham Home]

Date: 1976-07~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Seafers-Whigham home. Preston Seafer's family came to Port Arthur in 1897. The house is two stories high, with columns in the front. Bushes line the front of the house.
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
[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
[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
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