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[Brick Complex at Texaco Refinery]

Description: Photograph of a brick complex at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Three workers are walking around the building. A tall storage tank is on the left with a ladder leaned against it. An object that appears to be an oven is in the picture foreground with a tall pipe protruding from the top.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of George M. Sims]

Description: Photograph of George M. Sims. Sims was the Superintendent of Schools in Port Arthur, TX from 1914-1944. He was one of the first to use the 12-year school grade system. He is posed wearing a suit and tie. Only his head is photographed. He is also wearing glasses.
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

[Office of J.M. Guffey Oil Company]

Description: Photograph of original office of the J.M. Guffey (Gulf) Oil Company in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The building has three floors. A covered balcony extends from the second floor. It is supported by wooden columns on a porch around the first floor. The second floor balcony has pieces of fabric draped around it.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell]

Description: Photograph of Jennie Wood Stilwell. Jennie is the wife of Arthur Stilwell, founder of Port Arthur. This is a profile portrait. She is wearing an elaborate light-colored dress and has an ornate string of pearls around her neck.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Young George M. Sims]

Description: Photograph of George M. Sims at as a young man. Sims was the Superintendent of Schools in Port Arthur, TX from 1914-1944. He was one of the first to use the 12-year school grade system. He is posed wearing a suit and tie in a formal portrait.
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

[Photograph of Texaco Employees]

Description: Photograph of two Texaco company employees standing outside in Port Arthur, TX. Both are dressed in suits and wearing hats. They are J. C. McCullough from the Pipeline Department and C. C. Blackman, company superintendent.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of Jeannine Villemez]

Description: Photograph of Jeannine Villemez at the First National Bank in Port Arthur, TX. Jeannine is a teller at the bank. The decorations around her appear to be Christmas oriented. She is standing next to a poinsettia and is holding a platter of cookies in her hands.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[First Water Well Near Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of two men standing near the first water well near Port Arthur, TX. The well is a hand pump device with a wooden trough to take water towards a holding container. Both men are wearing hats. The man on the left is holding a small glass of water in his hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is a grouping of buildings, dominated by a long structure to the left of the rest. An area for storage of raw building materials is to the right. Four fishing boats are docked in the Sabine-Neches Canal adjacent to the plant.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a memorial celebration in memory of John W. Gates in Port Arthur, TX. A large crowd is milling around a large open park near a building. In the middle of the park is a small gazebo. People are in the gazebo seated. Many of the people are carrying umbrellas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Gulf Oil Plant from the entrance in Port Arthur, TX. A man is standing by the gate, holding it open. Several smokestacks are to the right. There are several large buildings on the left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Baling Plant]

Description: Photograph of a storage area for cotton bales. The bales are made in a cotton baling plant in Sabine, TX. Large piles of bales are placed around the room. In the middle of the room, there is a machine that appears to be forming the cotton coming in on a conveyor belt into bales.
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

[DeQueen Boulevard Residential Area]

Description: Photograph of a residential area in Port Arthur, TX. The main street running down the center is DeQueen Boulevard. Houses surround the boulevard for about four blocks in either direction.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Coke Stills]

Description: Photograph of the coke stills at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The coke stills are in a long building with five smoke stacks. Two cylindrical buildings are to the left of the stills. A short wire fence is between the photographer and the buildings. Railroad tracks run by the stills.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Returning from Deep-Sea Fishing Trip]

Description: Photograph of a large group of people, identified as employees and officials of the First National Bank and Pure Oil Company, returning from a deep-sea fishing trip sixty miles into the Gulf of Mexico. All the people are standing next to the railing of the boat, most holding their catches over the side. Several men are sitting on the life boats, pier posts, and boat awning.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[County Courthouse and Pleasure Pier]

Description: Photograph of the Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse and Pleasure Pier in Port Arthur, TX. The Pleasure Pier bridge, which spans the Sabine-Neches Canal from the courthouse to the amusement park, is raised. Pleasure Pier can be seen in the distance on the shore of Sabine Lake. The roller coaster is the tallest structure on the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Procter Street to KCS Depot]

Description: Photograph of east Port Arthur, TX. Downtown Port Arthur is in the lower left corner. Pleasure Island is on the far right. A ship is sailing west through the Sabine-Neches Canal. A multitude of cars are driving on the streets of downtown. The Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse is visible in the lower right corner.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[President of Martin Lumber Company]

Description: Photograph of W. Stewart Martin, the president of Martin Lumber Company. His home address is 101 Dryden place, and Martin Lumber Company's address is 401 Sixth Street.
Date: 193?
Creator: Trost Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Gulf Oil Machine Shops]

Description: Photograph of the machine shop at the Gulf Oil Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. Several workers are working at worktables on the right side of the factory. Several more are on a locomotive crane on the left. The shop walls are covered in windows.
Date: unknown
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