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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Procter Street]
Photograph of a view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. The street is made of dirt, and businesses line each side. A sign on a building on the left side of the street says "Jefferson County Real Estate Co.;" a sign on a building on the right side says "Restauran[t]." A two-story building also on the right side is identified as Bash General Store. The family lived on the second floor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79261/
[Ruby Dee Austin]
Photograph of a young woman identified as Ruby Dee Austin. She is wearing a dress and bonnet made out of newspapers. Each panel in the dress says "Port Arthur Herald." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79180/
[Harbor City Dray Line]
Photograph of a group of people posing outside of Harbor City Dray Line. One man, two boys, and one baby are standing beside two mules; to the right, two men and one boy are sitting on a mule-drawn wagon. In the background, there is a building with a sign attached to it that says "Harbor City Dray Line. Hauling & Moving. J. Imhoff Mgr. Phone. 37." Text below the photograph says "1898." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79661/
[Port Arthur Women's Self-Improvement Club]
Photograph of Port Arthur Women's Self-Improvement Club. From left to right, the women are identified as Mrs. Florence Graham, Mrs. Emma Landes, Mrs. Robert Hogaboom, Mrs. C. C. Blackman, Mrs. C. M. Davis, Mrs. Paul Scullum, Mrs. T. W. Hughes, Mrs. Nels Jensen, Mrs. Charles Petrie, Mrs. Elma Gifford, Mrs. J. C. Reynolds, Mrs. Tom Rice, Mrs. Ed Laughlin, Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Toland, and Mrs. A. M. Rutan. One boy is sitting behind two women. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79181/
[Gates Model Farm]
Photograph of two unidentified men standing on a plot of land at Gates Model Farm on 3100 Procter Street. Behind them, there is a two-story wooden house with a woman and a man standing in front of it. In the background, there are wooden barns and a silo. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79215/
[John W. Gates Fishing Pier]
Photograph of a fishing pier owned by John W. Gates. In the background, Gates' house is visible. The pier is built into Sabine Lake, and runs to his home on 1900 Lakeshore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79359/
[Lutheran Church]
Photograph of an exterior view of Lutheran Church on the corner of Fourteenth Street and Dallas Avenue. A steeple extends from the front of the church. In front of the church, there are trees; to the right side, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Lutheran Church - 1901[,] 14th. and Dallas[,] School Minister lived on 15th. St." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79674/
[Fourth of July Parade]
Photograph of a Fourth of July parade on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several men holding musical instruments are marching down the street. Crowds of people are gathered on both sides of the parade. There are several buildings lining the street. In the background, there is an American flag on a pole. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79206/
[Gulf Park]
Photograph of a group of houses in Gulf Park. Text at the top of the photograph says "Gulf Park 1902." Gulf Refinery provided homes near the refinery for employees and their families who were critical to the daily operations of the plant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79333/
[July Fourth Celebration]
Three photographs an Independence Day Celebration. The first photograph features a crowd of people walking amongst rows of buildings. A horse-drawn wagon is in the center of the crowd. Text below the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration." The second photograph features an exterior view of Port Arthur Cycle Works. Four men are standing under an awning; two men are holding bicycles. Signs on the front of the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works" and "Bicycles[,] We Buy in Large Quantities, and Can Sell for Less, Than Any One Who Buys 3 for 25[cents]." Text below the photograph says "Bicycle Shop[,] Sixth and Austin - 1902." The third photograph features a group of people gathered around the front of a building. In the foreground, there is a horse-drawn wagon. In the background, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Weinstein's Store - Procter and Ft. Worth - 1902." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79657/
[Port Arthur Cycle Works]
Photograph of Port Arthur Cycle Works on Sixth Street and Austin Avenue. Several men are standing under the awning attached to the building; two men are holding bicycles. Legible signs on the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works," "Bicycles," and "We Sell Them." In the background, there are other buildings. Text surrounding the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration" and "Bicycle Shop Sixth and Austin - 1902." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79492/
[Interior View of Gates Home]
Photograph of an interior view of the home of John W. Gates on Lakeshore Drive. In the foreground, there are two chairs and a desk in front of a fireplace. Several trinkets are on top of the desk, and a painting hangs above the fireplace. In the background, there are chairs and tables. Several paintings are displayed on the walls, and a chandelier hangs from the ceiling. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79320/
[Residence of W. D. Griffing]
Photograph of an exterior view of the home of W. D. Griffing on 4200 Twin City Highway. The house is two stories high and arches decorate the front entrance. In the foreground, there is a field with trees and plants. Text below the photograph says "Residence of W. D. Griffing, Port Arthur, Texas. Mr. Griffing is one of the Griffing Brothers, Nurserymen of Florida, Alabama, and Texas, the largest and most complete Nurserymen organization in the South." A circle symbol with "GB" in it is printed to the left of the text. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79679/
[Women at Gates Memorial Library]
Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library at Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. A group of eight women are sitting at a table reading; they are identified as students in a library science class. They are researching the Reader's Guide for data. In the center of the table, there is a lamp and a row of books. In the background, there are bookshelves full of books. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79580/
[Gentlemen's Resort]
Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79659/
[Group of Students]
Photograph of the first group of students at Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. They are posing in six rows on the entryway stairs, and students are also sitting around the pillars of the entryway. In the background, there are two sets of double doors. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79238/
[Elementary School Students]
Photograph of Webster School elementary students. The students are posing in four rows, and a teacher is in the back row on the right end. Handwritten text at the top of the photograph says "Mary McFarland," with illegible text to the right. Each person has a handwritten number over them; the numbers start at "1" and end with "41". Illegible words are written above persons 8 and 10. Accompanying material identifies the children as "Second Grade at Webster School about 1907" and "1. Robert Chambees, 2. Robert Roder 3. Tom Sculley 4. 5. 6. 7. Steve Stafford 8. 9. Newton 10. Mrs. Fortrom 11. Rhysonour 12. Penny Nickleson 13. 14. 15. 16. Dovie S. 17. Gladys Holified (Going) 18. 19. 20. Phoebe Woodsworth 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Mary McFarland (Elan) 28. Julia Bammert 29. Dena Rhysonour 30. ... Kirmyer 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Charlie Frost 36. Sam Ransom 37. Geo. Woodsworth 38. Ce... Youngblood 40. Roy Sutton 41. Russell Dunn 42. Oleander Stafford. Steve's Twin." Text to the right side says "Schools." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79239/
[Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School]
Photograph of a crowd of students standing in front of Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. The building is three stories high and a sign on the front says "Port Arthur High School." It is located on Stilwell Boulevard and Lakeshore, and was built in 1906. Text below the photograph says "Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School - 1907." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79237/
[American Brewing Association Wagon]
Photograph of two men sitting on an American Brewing Association wagon. The wagon is filled with barrels and is pulled by horses; text on the side of the wagon says "American Brewing Ass'n." The men are delivering the barrels to Guy Moore's livery stables on Dallas Avenue and Fourth Street. In the background, there are wooden buildings and a man standing in a yard. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79647/
[Local Fishermen]
Photograph of a group of local fishermen posing with fish in front of Rogers Opera House. Some fish are tied to poles the men are holding, and some men are holding the fish by ropes. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Rogers Opera House - 1908 (Built 1898)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79576/
[John W. Gates Residence]
Photograph of a house on Lakeshore Drive identified as a residence of John W. Gates. The house is two stories high, and has an awning that spans around the house. Four columns on the front of the house extend to the second floor. In the foreground, there are small trees and shrubs. In the background, there is a wooden building. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "N. M. Nielsen, Pub." and "John W. Gates Lake Shore Drive Residence, Port Arthur, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79336/
[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]
Photograph of a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital on Dallas Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high, and a flight of stairs leads to the entrance. One woman is standing at the top of the stairs. Two people are standing to the side of the stairs on the ground. In front of the building, there are trees. The hospital was built by John W. Gates, in memory of his mother. It was later used as Port Arthur's City Hall, and then torn down in the 1970s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79618/
[Plaza Hotel Under Construction]
Photograph of a view of the Plaza Hotel under construction from the Pleasure Pier area. In the background, there are other buildings. In the foreground, there is a body of water and a pier. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79607/
[Proposed Plaza Theatre]
Photograph of an artist's rending of the proposed Plaza Theatre, which became Elks Theatre. At the top of the front and side of the building, there are busts of elk's heads. A balcony on the front has text on it that says "19 Plaza Theatre 10." Text at the top-left of the photograph says "Plaza Theatre, Cor. Austin Ave. and 4th St. Port Arthur, Texas." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79317/
[Boat Launching]
Photograph of several men and women standing on the boat, Juliette, at its launching. Each person is holding a group of mackerels, and mackerels are hanging from the sides of the boat. The fish came from a record catch at Sabine Jetties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79361/
[Goldsberry and Knowles]
Photograph of two men wearing coats and hats, sitting on a horse-drawn carriage. They are identified as Goldsberry and Knowles. Behind them, there is a wooden building with a sign that says "Goldsberry and Knowles Photographers." Handwritten text at the bottom of the photograph says "Goldsberry and Knowles, photographers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79193/
[Stilwell Heights School]
Photograph of a group of students at Stilwell Heights School. They are posing in three rows; a teacher is sitting in the center of the middle row. In the background, there are windows and a staircase. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79235/
[New Business Under Construction]
Photograph of construction of a building for a new business in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Two men are standing on a wooden platform and are hammering a board. Another man is standing inside the structure. Text below the photograph says "11/25/11." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79469/
[Dallas Avenue School]
Photograph an an exterior view of a building identified as Dallas Avenue School. The building is three stories high, and a sign above an arched doorway says "Dallas Ave School." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79632/
[Elementary School]
Photograph of a brick building identified as Dallas Avenue Elementary School. A sign above an archway says "Dallas Ave School." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79218/
[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]
Photograph of a crowd of people gathered at the first Gates Day memorial celebration. In the background, there are several houses. John W. Gates died in 1911 in Paris; the memorial celebration was held every year until 1918, when Mrs. Gates requested it to be discontinued. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79321/
[J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop]
Photograph of a group of men and a horse-drawn wagon in front of J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop on 537 Procter Street. The side of the wagon says "Phone 236" and "J. E. Guimont & Son." In the background, a ladder is leaning against the building. A sign beside the building says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79462/
[Port Arthur Businesses]
Negative of two businesses on the corner of Seventh Street and Austin Avenue. A sign on the left building says "Hotel Nash" above a balcony. The building on the right is taller. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the image says "Port Arthur Buildings - Corner Seventh St. and Austin. Ave. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79573/
[Port Arthur Water Plant]
Photograph of the first Port Arthur Water Plant, located at Houston Avenue and Lakeshore. The building is two stories high, and there are two smoke stacks protruding from it. In the background, there are other buildings and a water tower. Text below the photograph says "Water Plant." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79393/
[Students and Teachers]
Photograph of students at Stilwell Heights school. They are posing in five rows; a teacher is standing in the back row. In the background, there is a set of windows and a staircase. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79236/
[Fire Department Races]
Photograph of two horse-drawn wagons, owned by the fire department, racing with a dog. The wagon on the left has two men driving it, and three men sitting in the back; it is ahead of the second wagon. The second wagon has two men driving it, and one man sitting on the back. The dog is ahead of both vehicles. In the background, there are people watching in front of buildings. Accompanying material gives information about the fire department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79352/
[DeQueen Elementary School]
Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as DeQueen Elementary school. It is three stories high, and has columns in the doorways. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the photograph says "DeQueen School." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79250/
[First National Bank]
Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as the First National Bank. The building is two stories high, and an awning hangs from it over the sidewalk. A man and woman are walking into the door. In the foreground, there are other people walking and utility poles along the sidewalk. Horse-drawn carriages parked along the curb. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79556/
[John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store]
Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people. Adams was also the undertaker and butcher. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "John Adams store - 5th Street and Austin Avenue - 1914 (SW Corner)." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79432/
[John R. Adam Department Store]
Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John R. Department Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people standing and one person bending over in front of a store display window. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79561/
[Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company]
Photograph of the Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company on 539 Fifth Street. Five men and a horse drawn wagon are in front of a wooden building. Text on the side of the wagon says "Phone 236 J. E. Guimon & Son" on the side. A ladder is leaning against the building, and a sign beside it says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79651/
[Aerial View of Flood Waters]
Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood near downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79299/
[Aerial View of Flood Waters]
Photograph of an aerial view of flood waters in Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79300/
[Aerial View of Flood Waters]
Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79301/
[Dormitory Room at Port Arthur College]
Photograph of a Port Arthur College dormitory room. In the foreground, there is a desk with two chairs. In the background, there is a dresser with an oval mirror attached the top and a bed to its right. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur College Dorm Room." Port Arthur College was located on the south 1500 block of Procter Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79233/
[Flooded Streets]
Photograph of flood waters resulting from a hurricane. The water is surrounding several trees and buildings. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79280/
[Flooded Streets]
Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street. The water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are utility poles and business buildings. On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph. This image features people wading in the flooded streets with their backs to the camera. Business buildings line the street; a sign in front of one business says "Home Trust Co." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79291/
[Flooded Streets at Federal Building]
Photograph of a group of people standing outside the Federal Building in the flooded street corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. The water is mid-calf level, and a result of a hurricane. Many people took refuge in the building during the hurricane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79271/
[Flooding at Administration Building]
Photograph of flood waters at the Administration Building. Flooding resulted from a hurricane. In the foreground, there are people gathered around a boat, and people in the boat. Behind them, there is a trolley car. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79298/
[Flooding on Procter Street]
Photograph of flood waters at Procter Street. Groups of people are wading and floating in boats in the water. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are business buildings. Handwritten text on the right side of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Flood, Aug. 18/15," and "1st ... Austin Ave." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79295/
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