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  Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
[Mitchell Automotive Supply]

[Mitchell Automotive Supply]

Date: 1945~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Mitchell Automotive Supply on 1300 Gilham Circle. An awning extends off the front of the building and has gas pumps underneath it. Text on the top of the building says "Mitchell Auto Supply phone 2-4031." A sign extending from one corner of the awning says "General Tire." In the background, there are two men standing outside of a garage.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Old and New Fire Trucks]

[Old and New Fire Trucks]

Date: 1949
Creator: Moon Photographic Service
Description: Photograph of two fire trucks; a 1916 American LaFrance, sixty-five foot aerial and a 1948 American LaFrance, eighty-five foot aerial. A man identified as Dave Montgomery is sitting in the driver's seat of the older truck. A man identified as Alvin Montgomery is sitting in the back of the older truck, and has both hands on a tiller wheel. The ladder is raised on the newer truck. In the background, there are buildings.
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
[Pleasure Pier Ballroom]

[Pleasure Pier Ballroom]

Date: 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of six young people sitting at a table at the Pleasure Pier Ballroom at Pleasure Island. They are identified as Nick Carcara, Marjorie Baxley, Jerry Fontenot, Yvonne Aaron, Jimmie Robinson, and Geraldine Hillard. On the table, there are empty and half-full soda bottles, two bowls, and a paper card that says "110." In the background, there are empty tables. Accompanying material is a card from Pleasure Pier.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Plessala Brothers Number Two Grocery Store]

[Plessala Brothers Number Two Grocery Store]

Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Plessala Brothers Number Two grocery store on Gulfway Drive. An awning hangs over several display windows in the front of the building. Signs along the top of the building say "Grocery Market," "Plessala Bros. No. 2," and "Fruits & Vegetables." A car is parked to the side of the building. In the background, there are houses and people standing in a yard.
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
[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
[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
[Silver Hut Drive - In]

[Silver Hut Drive - In]

Date: 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Silver Hut Drive-In on 3800 Procter Street. There are illegible neon signs on the front of an awning, and a sign at the top of the building that says "Chicken Hand" and "Silver Hut." The drive-in was a popular place for teen-aged people to gather.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Smith - May Motor Company]

[Smith - May Motor Company]

Date: 1946~
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Smith-May Motor Company on 900 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building. A sign on the front of the building says, "Smith-May Motor Co." A sign facing the sidewalk says, "Smith - May Motor Co. Buick - Pontiac." One man is walking on the sidewalk and cars are parked along its curb.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library