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[Adams Building]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as the Adams Building. The building is several stories high. Each visible side has one balcony near the top. Cars are parked along its curb. The building was constructed in 1924 by John R. Adams, and served as offices for doctors, attorneys, insurance, and other businesses. The building was later renamed the World Trade Building.
Date: 194u
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Adams Building Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting at long tables at a banquet for tenants of the Adams Building. There are plates of food, filled drinking glasses, and silverware on the tables. A handwritten arrow and text that says "me!!" is above a woman in the foreground. In the background, there are two windows.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX. At the bottom of the photograph is the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse in the middle of a large courthouse square. It is surrounded by tall downtown buildings. In the distance, the petroleum storage tanks can be seen near the chemical plants.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Greenlawn Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, TX. The photograph is taken from the air. The cemetery is in the middle of a large, open area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of Mary Gates Memorial Hospital in Port Arthur, TX. The hospital is a three story building at the far left. Residential neighborhoods are to the right of the hospital. According to accompanying information, the hospital was converted and used as a city hall from 1930-1970.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of National Guard Armory]

Description: Photograph of the shoreline of Port Arthur, TX. Most of the downtown area is to the right. In the distant background are the chemical plants and petroleum storage tanks. The National Guard Armory is in the lower middle. A storm levee surrounds the building and the coastline.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of North Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the northern portion of Port Arthur, TX. A large residential portion is visible. On the left is the Carver Terrace Apartment Complex. Railroad tracks also run by the apartments.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Port Acres Community]

Description: Photograph of the Port Acres community on the outskirts of Port Arthur, TX. The area appears to be a rural, residential area. Many of the houses have large pastures and lots between them. The West Port Arthur Road is at the bottom of the picture.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Sabine-Neches Shoreline]

Description: Photograph of the shore of the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, TX. In the center of the photograph is Woodrow Wilson Junior High School on the shore. Pleasure Island is behind the school, across the canal. Much of downtown and residential Port Arthur is below the school. Also visible in the picture are Gates Library and Port Arthur College.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Stephen F. Austin High School]

Description: Photograph of Stephen F. Austin High School in Port Arthur, TX. The school is located on 61st Street. The Port Acres neighborhood surrounds the school. In the distance, the smokestacks from the petrochemical plants can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are docked by the shore. On the island are a large grain elevator and a motor oil packaging factory. At the far end of the island, the is a grouping of petroleum storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of West Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of the sparsely populated western portion of Port Arthur, TX. A water tower is in the center bottom. At the top is the main "B" drainage canal for the Texaco Company.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX and Woodrow Wilson Junior High School. Behind the town and school are the Sabine-Neches Canal and Sabine Lake. A ship is sailing by the junior high on the canal.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph Canal and River Confluence]

Description: Photograph of the confluence of the Sabine-Neches Canal and the Neches River. The Rainbow Bridge is seen at the top left. The top corner of the petroleum storage fields is in the middle left.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX. The entire town can be seen. The downtown area has taller buildings than the rest of the town. The Kansas City Southern Rail Depot is at the bottom. The Sabine-Neches Canal is to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial Photograph of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX taken from the Navy aircraft "Dirigible Akron." Most of the city, canal, and lake are visible. A train is traveling through the rail yards. A tanker is sailing through the canal towards the raised Pleasure Pier Bridge. Pleasure Island and a majority of the coast of Sabine Lake can be seen.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood near downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Government Complex]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a governmental complex. The complex includes a sub-courthouse, city hall, and post office. Other buildings and a body of water are also visible. Text below the photograph says "Governmental Complex Port Arthur, Texas August, 1985."
Date: August 1985
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Groves]

Description: Photograph of the town of Groves, TX. The photo is taken from the air and the area surrounding Groves can be seen, including oil storage tanks, the Jefferson Chemical Plant, and Hogaboom Road. The town is small and surrounded by crop fields.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph