[The Christian Tabernacle]

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Photograph of the First Christian Church charter members in front of the building known as the "Christian Tabernacle". The Reverend H.M. Polsgrove is sixth from the left on front row. He served the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, 1908-1911. This building was constructed in 1905 at 700 Fifth Street. It was removed in 1912 to make room for the new brick structure which was completed in 1915. Other ministers who served in the Tabernacle were Reverend Tolbert Weaver, and Reverend C.F. Pearce.

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1 photograph, b & w ; 5 in. x 7 in.

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J.C. Watkins Photography 1904.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by First Christian Church of Port Arthur to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 101 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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First Christian Church of Port Arthur

The First Christian Church of Port Arthur contributes to the Rescuing Texas History, 2007 collection and materials from their collections include two history books of their congregation, as well as photos revealing the legacy of the church. Rock star Janis Joplin sang with the youth choir in the early 1950s, and photos from that time in her life are also included.

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Photograph of the First Christian Church charter members in front of the building known as the "Christian Tabernacle". The Reverend H.M. Polsgrove is sixth from the left on front row. He served the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, 1908-1911. This building was constructed in 1905 at 700 Fifth Street. It was removed in 1912 to make room for the new brick structure which was completed in 1915. Other ministers who served in the Tabernacle were Reverend Tolbert Weaver, and Reverend C.F. Pearce.

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1 photograph, b & w ; 5 in. x 7 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • 1904

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  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:10 p.m.

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J.C. Watkins Photography. [The Christian Tabernacle], photograph, 1904; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth34892/: accessed January 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting First Christian Church of Port Arthur.