[Fourth of July Parade]

[Fourth of July Parade]

Date: 1902
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Elk's Parade]

[Elk's Parade]

Date: 195?
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Description: Photograph of the Elk's Parade on the 700th block of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of men, women, and children are gathered on both sides of the street. Parades floats decorated with streamers and women riding on them are in going down the street. In the background, there are parked cars and businesses. Signs on the businesses say "Inman's OK'd Used Cars" and "Western Auto." A block of text pasted to the front of the photograph says "Street Parade."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Downtown Procter Street at Night]

[Downtown Procter Street at Night]

Date: 195?
Creator: Rice Studio
Description: Photograph of a night view of downtown Procter Street. Cars are driving down the road, and parked cars line it. In the foreground, there is a business with a sign that says "Ford" on the front. In the background, a view of Hotel Sabine is visible.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Procter Street]

[Procter Street]

Date: 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Flooding on Procter Street]

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Hurricane Flooding]

[Hurricane Flooding]

Date: August 15, 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of people standing on top of a horse-drawn wagon in flood waters on Procter Street. The water reaches to the horses' torsos. In the background, there are people wading in the water and houses. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Tex. Aug. 18th, 1915. Procter St."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Red Hussars]

[Red Hussars]

Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Port Saloon]

[Port Saloon]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Port Saloon on Austin Avenue and Procter Street. The wooden building has text on the front that says "The Port Saloon." Another building is located to its right. Several people are standing and sitting outside of the buildings. Peter Stock was the proprietor of the saloon, the second business open in Port Arthur in 1896. Peter, his wife (Anna), two sons (Fred and Grover) all arrive that year. The building also served as Port Arthur City Hall around 1909.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Sabine Hotel]

[Sabine Hotel]

Date: January 30, 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Sabine Hotel on 600 Procter Street. The building is several stories high, and a sign extended from the side says "Hotel Vaughan." Cars are parked are parked along its curb. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "1-30 1930" and "No 1182 1-30-P.AWK." Text below the photograph says "Sabine Hotel." The hotel was built in 1928.
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
[Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe]

[Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe]

Date: 1935~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of one woman and four men in Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe on 249 Procter Street. Three of the men behind the bar are identified as John D. Loukas (founder), Fred D. Loukas, and Lawrence Lyons (Cook). One man is sitting at the bar. Text below the photograph says "Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe Circa 1935."
Contributing Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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