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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
[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
[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
[Lincoln High School Cheerleaders]

[Lincoln High School Cheerleaders]

Date: October 26, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a parade float consisting of a group of Lincoln High School cheerleaders sitting on top of a car at the CavOILcade parade. The girls are wearing yellow cheerleader uniforms, and some have yellow and purple ribbons tied in their hair. The girls are also holding yellow and purple pom-poms in their laps. A small child is standing up through the window of the car. In the background, there is a man dressed as a clown, and a crowd watching the parade.
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
[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
[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
[Port Arthur Water Plant]

[Port Arthur Water Plant]

Date: November 13, 1974
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a Port Arthur Water Plant. Water storage pools and buildings are visible. A water tower is visible on the left side of the plant. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water Treatment Plant on 19th Street @ Stilwell Blvd. November 13, 1974."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library