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[Port Arthur City Hall]

Description: Photograph of the exterior of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall at 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high. There is an awning extending over a driveway on one side with a car underneath it. In the foreground, there is a yard with trees, shrubs, and park lights. In the bottom right corner of the photograph, "Watkins Studio" is embossed.
Date: July 15, 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of the demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building. The building is partially intact with debris surrounding it. In the background, there is a crane. The building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Gates as a memorial for his mother, Mary Gates. It was used as a Municipal Building after 1930, when a new hospital was built on Ninth Avenue by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.
Date: August 1, 1970
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 500,000 gallon water tower on Railroad Avenue. Behind the water tower, there is a train and an industrial storage lot. Text on the top-right of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water tower on Railroad Avenue and W. Thomas Blvd. Built 195. Capacity - 500,000 gallons. Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Concrete Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a concrete water tower on Fourth Street and Dallas Avenue. A parking lot is in front of the tower, and buildings surround it from other directions. Text at the top-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Concrete water tower, built 1938. At 4th and Dallas. 300,000 Gallon[,] Photo: 11/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Jefferson County Sub - Courthouse Fishpond]

Description: Photograph of a fishpond outside of Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse. In the center of the pond, there is a sculpture, entitled "Music of the Sea," consisting of a child holding a shell to their ear. It was given to the city by Edith Smith Norton in memory of her father, Charles Eugene Norton, the first mayor of Port Arthur. In the background, there is a view of Port Arthur City Hall.
Date: 1978
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

Description: Photograph of the Republic of Texas Savings in Port Arthur, Texas, located on the corner of two streets. Cars are parked on the street in the foreground, in front of several storefronts for businesses next to the bank. People are standing near the cross-street, visible on the left side of the image.
Date: April 5, 1972
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

HemisFair -- 1978

Description: Speech commemorating the 10th anniversary of HemisFair '68.
Date: 1978
Item Type: Text
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

[Lady Bird Johnson and Carol Channing]

Description: Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson and Carol Channing standing together in front of a covered wagon. Johnson, left, is wearing a yellow dress and a yellow sun hat. Channing, right, is wearing a bright yellow hat, shirt, and a belt with toy pistols. She is holding a microphone, notes, and a silver purse in her hands. The picture is autographed by Johnson on the upper right hand corner.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Lady Bird Johnson and Carol Channing]

Description: Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson and Carol Channing in front of bales of hay. Johnson is to the left and wearing a yellow dress, son hat, a pendant, and a sticker with ribbons. Channing, right, is wearing a bright yellow hat, shirt, purse, and a gun belt. Johnson autographed the photo to the upper left.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Carol Channing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews]

Description: Photograph of Carol Channing standing between Watt Matthews and Joe B. Matthews in front of a covered wagon. Watt Matthews, left, is shorter and is wearing a hat and loose tie. Channing is wearing a broad brimmed cowboy hat and a gun belt. Joe B. Matthews, right, is wearing a cowboy hat, dark rimmed glasses, a vest, and a bandana around his neck.
Date: 1976
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Richard Avedon, Watt Matthews, Ethel Casey, and Lucile Brittingham]

Description: Photograph of (left to right) photographer Richard Avedon, Watt Reynolds Matthews, Ethel Matthews Casey, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham in front of a brick wall and a window. Ethel Matthews Casey is sitting in a chair while the others stand. To their right is Avedon's 8"x10" Deardorff large format camera on a tripod. Avedon is wearing a hat given to him as a gift by Watt Matthews.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Aerial View of Ranch Buildings]

Description: Photograph of Lambshead Ranch taken directly over four buildings and animal pens. Trucks are visible along the left side.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Ethel Casey, Watt Matthews, and Lucile Brittingham]

Description: Photograph of three elderly Matthews siblings: (left to right) Ethel Matthews Casey, Watt Reynolds Matthews, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham. The two women are standing on either side of Watt Matthews with their arms linked through his.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Aerial View of Ranch Property]

Description: Photograph of Lambshead Ranch taken from the air. Buildings, dirt roads, and fields are clearly visible in this view from the west.
Date: 1975
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Watt Casey, Jr. Photographing the Matthews Family]

Description: Photograph of Watt Casey, Jr. photographing (left to right) Richard Avedon, Watt Reynolds Matthews, Ethel Matthews Casey, and Lucile Matthews Brittingham. Laura Wilson is standing next to Watt Casey, Jr. in the foreground.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[Group of People in a Lobby]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing together in a lobby. Lady Bird Johnson and another woman are wearing prairie dresses to the left, and elderly Watt Matthews stands to the right of them with a hat in his hand.
Date: 1975~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

See Seven Seas

Description: Brochure for Seven Seas sea life park. The brochure describes the park's attractions and has art of whales, dolphins, a polar bear, a ship, an elephant seal, a penguin, fish, and people. The back side of the brochure is an artist's map of the park.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Fielder House

Description: Photograph of the back entrance of the Fielder house. The house has two levels with a balcony. It is surrounded by trees.
Date: October 1978
Creator: West, Carolyn
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

Downtown Arlington Ready for Demolition

Description: Photograph of part of downtown Arlington being prepared for a demolition in 1972. It was taken from across an intersection. Among the buildings sectioned off are a pharmacy, Hutton Pianos and Organs, and Walter's Auto Supply. There is a truck by the buildings, and a car is on the road.
Date: 1972
Creator: Hudspeth, Rural
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum