[Port Arthur Public Library West Side Branch]

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Photograph of an exterior view of Port Arthur Public Library - West Side Branch on 740 West Seventh Street. The building is made of brick, and signs to the right of the entrance say "Memorial Library West Side Branch." The building was constructed in May of 1955 by Straub, Rather, and Howze at a cost of $30,000. It began with 4,285 volumes of reading materials; Mrs. Illen Sessions was a librarian there.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 22 cm.

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Beryl Crist Photography Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2009 and was provided by Port Arthur Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 180 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Port Arthur Public Library

The Port Arthur Public Library provides this East Texas city with access to information and various educational programs. The Friends of the Port Arthur Public Library, a nonprofit local organization, aids the library financially.

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Photograph of an exterior view of Port Arthur Public Library - West Side Branch on 740 West Seventh Street. The building is made of brick, and signs to the right of the entrance say "Memorial Library West Side Branch." The building was constructed in May of 1955 by Straub, Rather, and Howze at a cost of $30,000. It began with 4,285 volumes of reading materials; Mrs. Illen Sessions was a librarian there.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 27 x 22 cm.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2009

Photographs, oral histories, artwork, letters, and more. These more than 5,000 items give a glimpse into the diverse people that have called Texas home over the years. Funding provided by the Summerlee Foundation.

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  • Feb. 20, 2010, 6:28 p.m.

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Beryl Crist Photography. [Port Arthur Public Library West Side Branch], photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79598/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Port Arthur Public Library.