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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Businesses at Four Corners]

[Businesses at Four Corners]

Date: 1940
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of businesses at Four Corners in Sabine Pass, Texas. Signs on the front of a building facing to the front say "Grand Prize," "The Jetties Sea Food Inn," "Sea Food Dinners 50 [cents] 75 [cents] $1.00," and "Entrance." Signs on a building facing to the right side say "The Jetties Seafood Inn" and "Coca-Cola." A row of cars are parked outside the buildings.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[First National Bank]

[First National Bank]

Date: 1940~
Creator: Moon Photographic Service
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of First National bank on Port Neches Avenue in Port Neches, Texas. An awning hangs over the entrance, and there are bars over the windows. A sign on the top of the building says "First National Bank." In the background, a person is leaning against the building. Text below the photograph says "Bldg. Constructed in 1923."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Sabine Pass Docks]

[Sabine Pass Docks]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a ship at Sabine Pass Docks. The ship is anchored at the dock, and the dock stretches from the front of the ship to the middle. In the foreground, there is land.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Young Men's Christian Association Building]

[Young Men's Christian Association Building]

Date: 1940
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) building on Lakeshore Drive at Pleasure Island Bridge. Several bicycles are parked in a front yard. Two cars are parked at the curb. In the foreground, there are other cars parked beside a curb. In the background, there is a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Paragon Sandwich Shop]

[Paragon Sandwich Shop]

Date: 1941
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of ten women identified as car hops standing outside of Paragon Sandwich Shop on 2600 Memorial Boulevard. Five of the women are wearing uniforms with skirts and hats, and the other five women are wearing uniforms with pants and capes. In the background, there are several signs on the building; a top row of signs say "Pig & Beef," "Drink Coca-Cola," and "Fountain Service." A sign in the center says "Paragon," and signs on a bottom row says "Fountain Service," "Chicken Dinner," "Dutch Lunch," "Bar-B-Q Beef," "Juicy Pig," "T-Bone Steak," and "Stuffed Crabs."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur Water Plant]

[Port Arthur Water Plant]

Date: 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a Port Arthur Water Plant. The building is one story tall, and there are bushes along the exterior. The plant was built in 1926, and then updated in the 1950s; it currents serves 60,000 citizens daily.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Bookie's Service Station]

[Bookie's Service Station]

Date: September 26, 1941
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a building identified as Bookie's Service Station on 2500 Procter Street. Several gas pumps are under an awning extending from the front of the building. Automotive repair supplies are scattered underneath the awning. Several men are working around the building. A sign in front of the building says "Texaco" above a "T" and star logo. In the background, a carport says "Bookie's Motor-Tune-Up-Brake Service." In the bottom right of the photograph, text says "25850 9-26-41."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur Police]

[Port Arthur Police]

Date: 1943~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of eight men in the Port Arthur Police Department. They are all wearing suits and hats. Seven of the eight men are identified as (from left to right) Claude Goldsmith (Chief), Garland B. Douglas, Joseph C. Enright, Minchew, Malcom Jay, Smith, and Sunnie Edmund Oster.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Blossom Shoppe and Matise Blue Print Company]

[Blossom Shoppe and Matise Blue Print Company]

Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blossom Shoppe on 1730 Procter Street. Bouquets of flowers are displayed in the front window; a neon sign in the window says "Flowers." A sign above the entrance says "Blossom Shoppe." A business on the right side of Blossom Shoppe is identified as Matise Blue Print Company. Signs in the front window say "Notary Public." A sign above the entrance says "Matise Blue Print Company.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Franklin's Dress Shop]

[Franklin's Dress Shop]

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Franklin's Dress Shop, a popular ladies clothing store. Display windows in the front of the store show mannequins wearing dresses and hats. There is a smaller doorway on the left side of the store's entrance. Signs above the entrance say "Franklin's."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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