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 Resource Type: Photograph
 County: Jefferson County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Arthur Macroni Radio Tower]

[Arthur Macroni Radio Tower]

Date: 2009
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Arthur Marconi Radio Tower at Lamar State College. On each side of the tower, there are cut out shapes in the form of "LS." Buildings and trees surround the tower; one building is identified as the Ruby Ruth Fuller Building. Guglielmo Marconi patented wireless telegraphy, and was a close friend of John W. Gates. Marconi personally built and installed the fifty feet tall antenna mounted on top of the 130 feet tall tower. The tower is part of the National Register of Historic Places, and Ruby Ruth Fuller Building is a Texas Historic Landmark.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Auditorium Construction]

[Auditorium Construction]

Date: December 12, 1969
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of an aerial view of the construction of an auditorium for Stephen F. Austin High School. In the lower-left of the photograph, there is a metal frame for the building and other construction equipment.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Back View of Water Treatment Plant]

[Back View of Water Treatment Plant]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a back exterior view of a Port Arthur Water Treatment Plant. In front of the buildings, there is a 100,000 gallon elevated storage tank. In the foreground, there are three sets of railroad tracks.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Ball Family Residence]

[Ball Family Residence]

Date: 192?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the family home of Munger T. Ball on 346 Marshall Avenue. The house is made of wood and is two stories high. Small trees are planted along the sidewalk. Text at the top of the photograph says "Munger T. Ball home 346 Marshall Avenue before 1930." The house was moved to Procter Street years later.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Bank History and Ten Dollar Note]

[Bank History and Ten Dollar Note]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an undated newspaper article accounting the history of the First National Bank in Port Arthur, TX. In the same photograph, below the article is a ten dollar bill from the bank. It is signed by the bank president and cashier.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Banquet Honoring John W. Gates]

[Banquet Honoring John W. Gates]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a banquet in Port Arthur, TX. Numerous men are pictured standing around a banquet table. All are dressed in formal attire. Another small group of people is standing at the top left on a staircase. Each man is numbered. Number Eleven is identified as Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Beaumont Trolley Car]

[Beaumont Trolley Car]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a trolley car in Beaumont, Texas. The car has a domed roof. The car is light on top and dark on the bottom half. Windows line the sides and front and rear of the car. The word "Beaumont" is painted on the front. Power lines are running above the car.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Beaumont Trolley in Port Arthur]

[Beaumont Trolley in Port Arthur]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a trolley car traveling from Port Arthur, TX to Pear Ridge, TX. The car is attached by a long, diagonal pole to an electrical wire above it. The side of the car is lined in windows. Two of the windows are open. The side reads, "Beaumont, Pear Ridge, Port Arthur." The edge of a station platform is to the left of the trolley.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Blackman Family Home]

[Blackman Family Home]

Date: 1929
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the home of Sarah and Calvin Blackman at 102 Dryden Place. The house is made of bricks and has a chimney on the front side. In the background, there is a garage.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Blanton's Laundry]

[Blanton's Laundry]

Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library