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  Partner: Heritage House Museum
 Decade: 1950-1959
[Aerial View of Orange, Texas]
Aerial photograph of Orange, Texas. Many of the buildings in the photograph are now gone. Mrs. Lutcher Stark of Orange bought most of the downtown properties and built a performing arts theater and museum. The buildings that did survive are mostly occupied by Lamar University, Orange extension. The Sabine River is on the lower left. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37251/
[Aerial View of Sabine River and Riverside Area in 1950]
Aerial view of the Riverside area of Orange, Texas where the naval housing was located. Berthing piers jut out into the Sabine River. Louisiana is on the far shore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37857/
[Attendant at a Humble Gas Station]
Photograph of a Humble gas station attendant standing next to a gas pump around 1950. His uniform has a "Humble" patch on the shirt. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36415/
Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas
Photographic postcard of the cantilever bridge crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas. It connects Port Arthur with Bridge City in Orange County. It is the highest bridge in Texas and is now known as the Rainbow Bridge. The card was mailed Dec 10, 1950 from Orange, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36701/
[Caution - Bad Bridge]
Photograph of a sign reading, "Caution Bad Bridge 1000ft. Drive Slow" The sign is standing in water from the flood of the Sabine River in 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36540/
[Classroom at Tilley School]
Photograph of two students in a classroom at the Tilley School in Orange, Texas. They are pointing to a poster of book covers of American biographies. Looking on are Principal Myrtle Richardson ans teacher Mary Lynn Weir. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36249/
[Crime Scene in Orange, Texas]
Photograph of a crime scene. L - R : Captain L.B. Haydon, Deputy Sheriff Red Bland, Robert Charles Henderson, Alton Williams, and Sheriff Chester Holt. A victim named Mrs. Nick Leon was leaving Weingarten's on Turrett Rd. when she was robbed and stabbed. Henderson was the suspect. He was arrested on September 15, 1952 for the offence. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36317/
[Dr. Siddon's Home]
Photograph of Dr. Siddon's home at 509 Seventh Street in Orange, Texas. Many trees surround this two-story home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36258/
[Entrance ot DuPont Sabine River Works - Orange, Texas
Photographic postcard picturing the entrance to the DuPont Sabine River Works, a power and chemical plant in Orange, Texas. Outside the entrance is a tall flag pole and a landscaped parking area full of automobiles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36702/
[Ernest Linwood Reid Jr. stands in yard.]
Photograph of Ernest L. Reid Jr. Reid is shown in a yard filled with flowers with a large tree. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37738/
[First Presbyterian Church]
Photograph of the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas. This building is also know as the Lutcher Memorial Building because it was was planned, built and underwritten by Mrs. Henry Jacob (Frances Ann) Lutcher as a memorial to the Henry Jacob Lutcher Family. It is an example of classic Greek Revival architecture, completed in 1912. It was one of the earliest air-conditioned buildings in the United States. The church has a large copper dome, large granite Corinthian columns on the front, and exquisite stained-glass windows. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37260/
[Flood, Green Avenue at Front Street]
Photograph of flooding at Green Avenue and Front Street. Men are standing in knee-deep water in an empty lot surrounded by sandbags. Behind them is a Sinclair Filling Station. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36551/
[Flooded Roadway}
Photograph of a flooded roadway in Orange, Texas after the flood of 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36541/
[Flooding along East Side of the Sabine River]
Photograph of the flooding along the East side of the Sabine River. A camper is submerged in the water. There is a lot of mud outside of the Show Boat landing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36548/
[Frances Ann Lutcher Hospital]
Photograph of the south side of the Frances Ann Lutcher Hospital in 1950. It is a four-story brick building seen from Second Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37252/
[Goldfine's Store]
Photograph of the interior of Goldfine's Department Store. The shoe department is to the left and men's clothing is to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36297/
[Holland Hotel]
Photograph of several cars in front of the Holland Hotel. Texas Optical and a jewelry store are near the hotel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37281/
[IOOF Hall in Orange, Texas]
Photograph of the IOOF Hall the corner of Main and Fourth Streets. Beneath the club is a Toyland store. Automobiles are parked on the curbs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36617/
[Lenore Gasow's Graduation Luncheon]
Photograph of Lenore Gasow's graduation luncheon. Eleven friends stand outdoors under an awning and behind a flower garden in this group portrait. The women all wear dresses, hats and gloves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36709/
[Mary Lynn Weir and Mrs. John T. King]
Photograph of principal of the Tilley School, Mary Lynn Weir presents a Life Membership to the Texas PTA to Mrs. John T. King. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36250/
[Mobile Drilling Platform - Rig No. 50]
Photograph of buildings and cranes upon the mobile drilling platform no. 50, that was completed in 1958. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37521/
[Multi-story home]
Photograph of the Bancroft-Lea Home. The home has two chimneys and ionic columns. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37759/
[National Guard Armory]
Photograph of the entrance to the National Guard Armory at Fourteenth and Cypress Streets. It was used as the USO headquarters during World War II. A flag pole stands in the courtyard area. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37258/
[Opening of I-10 Bridge]
Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark shakes hands with John Simmons at the opening of the I-10 bridge in Orange, Texas. Nelda Stark stands beside them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36646/
Orange Leader Editor Cullen Browning in a small office
Cullen Browning, editor of the The Orange Leader sits in a small make-shift office at 503-505 Front Ave. Another worker named Ken Freuden can be seen in the back of the room. This was around 1950, when the original office was undergoing renovation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36903/
[Orange Tigers "B" Squad, 1951]
Photograph of the Orange Tigers Football "B" Squad. They are in front of a building with "Orange High School Tigers" written on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36282/
[Parade in 1950s]
Photograph of a parade in Orange, Texas. Men in western wear are riding horses past a white two-story building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36291/
[Polaroid of woman and a dog]
Photograph of an unknown woman (believed to be Principal Flavia Wignall) sitting on stool next to a dog. There is a bricked building behind the woman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37693/
[Police Chief Raymond Sanders]
Photograph of Orange Police Chief, Raymond Sanders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36633/
[Railroad Bridge Crossing the Flooded Sabine River]
Photograph of the railroad bridge that crosses the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana at Orange, Texas. In this photo the river is flooded and runs just under the bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36547/
[Railroad Bridge Crossing the Flooded Sabine River]
Photograph of the railroad bridge that crosses the Sabine River between Texas and Louisiana at Orange, Texas. In this photo the river is flooded and runs just under the bridge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36546/
[Remodeling Job at 503 Front Street]
Photograph of a remodeling job at 503 Front Street in 1950. A man is standing on a desk, lifting a board, while a woman types at a desk next to him. They both wear hardhats. The man wears a nail bag with '"Harding & Lawler Building Materials" written on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36904/
[Sabine River Authority Offices Drawing]
Photograph of an architectural drawing of the Sabine River Authority Office Building, Canal Division, in Orange, Texas. The drawing is by Dimitri Demopulos. The building was designed by Golemon & Rolfe A.I.A. Architects and Engineers. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37319/
[Sandbags Along the Flooded Sabine River]
Photograph of people sitting on sandbags along the Sabine River after the flood of 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36545/
[Sandbags Along the Flooded Sabine River]
Photograph of people walking and sitting on the sandbags along the flooded Sabine River in 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36544/
[Siesta Motel on MacArthur Drive in the 1950s]
Photograph of the Siesta Motel on MacArthur Drive in Orange, Texas during the 1950s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37243/
[St. Mary's Catholic Church]
Photograph of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Orange, Texas. It is located at Orange Avenue and Eighth Street. The church entrance includes a bell tower with a steeple on top. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37254/
[Stark Hi Twirlers]
Photograph of seven girls who are members of the "Stark Hi Twirlers" They wear uniforms and boots and carry batons. They are posed as if marching across a field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36281/
[Stark Mansion viewed from Main Street in 1959]
Photograph of the Stark mansion viewed from Main Street in 1959. It is a three-story house with ornate architectural elements. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36934/
[Street scene]
Photograph of street scene in Orange. The view is from 5th Street looking south from Green St. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37292/
[Tilley School in Riverside]
Photograph of the Tilley School in Riverside. Later this building became part of Lamar University. There is a swing set in the school yard and some bicycles parked near the side doorway. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37259/
[Tugboat]
Photograph of the tugboat named "Captain Chris Harms" or Harm's Marine Service, Orange, Texas. The print has some painting and cropping instructions on it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37249/
[Utility Pole and Billboard in Deep Water]
Photograph of a utility pole and a Humble Oil billboard in deep water after the flood of the Sabine River in 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36542/
[Utility Pole in Deep Water]
Photograph of a utility pole in deep water after the Sabine River flooded in 1953. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36543/
[E.W. Brown Home after the Fire]
Photograph of the E.W. Brown III home after the fire in the early 1950s. It was on the corner of Elm and Ninth Street. It had been the Levingston residence earlier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36608/
[Warehouse under Construction]
Photograph of a warehouse under construction. The concrete floors are still wet and the wooden structure of the building can be seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth37247/
The Whangdoodle Cafe]
Photograph of a woman standing outside of the Wangdoodle Cafe. There is a neon sign above the door. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36476/
[Wooden Building on the River]
Photograph of a building that flooded along the Sabine River in Orange, Texas. It is a long wooden building, most likely a business. Two automobiles are parked in shallow water near a side entrance to the building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36549/