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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop]

[J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop]

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

[Port Arthur Businesses]

Date: 1912~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Arthur Water Plant]

[Port Arthur Water Plant]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Students and Teachers]

[Students and Teachers]

Date: 1912
Creator: Lacey, Gladys
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Fire Department Races]

[Fire Department Races]

Date: 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[DeQueen Elementary School]

[DeQueen Elementary School]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[First National Bank]

[First National Bank]

Date: 1914~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store]

[John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store]

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: 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)."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[John R. Adam Department Store]

[John R. Adam Department Store]

Date: 1914
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library