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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[John W. Gates Residence]

[John W. Gates Residence]

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]

[Mary Gates Memorial Hospital]

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Plaza Hotel Under Construction]

[Plaza Hotel Under Construction]

Date: 1909
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Proposed Plaza Theatre]

[Proposed Plaza Theatre]

Date: 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Boat Launching]

[Boat Launching]

Date: August 15, 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Goldsberry and Knowles]

[Goldsberry and Knowles]

Date: 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Stilwell Heights School]

[Stilwell Heights School]

Date: 1911
Creator: Lacey, Gladys
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[New Business Under Construction]

[New Business Under Construction]

Date: November 25, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Dallas Avenue School]

[Dallas Avenue School]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Elementary School]

[Elementary School]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Dallas Avenue Elementary School. A sign above an archway says "Dallas Ave School."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library