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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1950-1959
[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Gates Memorial Library]

[Gates Memorial Library]

Date: 1955
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Gates Memorial Library. There are stairs and columns on the front of the building. A girl is walking up the stairs. Trees and shrubs surround the building.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

[Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Band]

Date: March 1959
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of a portrait of Woodrow Wilson Junior High Band. There are four rows of students wearing uniforms and holding instruments. In front, four girls wearing uniforms are holding batons and kneeling; a banner in the middle of the girls says "Woodrow Wilson Junior High School Port Arthur Texas," and has an emblem of the school mascot: a bear. In the background, there is a building with three arched doorways.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Brown Derby]

[Brown Derby]

Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[W. T. Grant Company]

[W. T. Grant Company]

Date: August 1951
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of W. T. Grant Company on 701 Procter Street. The display windows are filled with products and signs. Some of the signs say "Air Conditioned" and "44 [cents]." Text above the entrances says "W. T. Grant Co." Columns in front of the entrances say "Grants."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

[Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Dairy and Ice Cream Company. A sign above a row of windows on the building says "Townsend Ice Cream Company." In the foreground, there are cars parked along the curb.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Longhorn Cafe]

[Longhorn Cafe]

Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James E.
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of The Longhorn Cafe on the 3800 block of Sixteenth Street. Neon signs on the building say, "The Longhorn Cafe," "Fine Foods Curb Service," and "Dining Room." Several cars are parked under a carport next to the building. In the background, there are trees and houses.
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
[Townsend Quality Milk]

[Townsend Quality Milk]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Townsend Quality Milk on 2545 Procter Street. A decorative glass panel on the corner of the building says "Townsend" at the top. Townsend Quality Milk was the home of the famous Roscoe Bar, a vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate on a stick. About one in five bars would have the word "Free" printed on the stick. This treat was popular with grade school children.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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