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[Holmes-Manley Batteries]

Description: Photograph of the Holmes-Manley Batteries at the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur, TX. The batteries are all similar. Each unit has a small white shack and one smokestack. There is also a circular device with each battery unit.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
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 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 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

[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

[Downtown Port Arthur in Snow]

Description: Photograph of Port Arthur, TX in January 1948. A ship is passing through the raised canal bridge. On land, the ground is covered in a layer of snow.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Skyline]

Description: Photograph of the skyline of Port Arthur in 1949. The view is northwest across the canal from Pleasure Island. Several tall buildings dominate the skyline over other smaller structures. Several boats are in the water by the shore.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur YMCA]

Description: Photograph of the YMCA in Port Arthur, TX. The building is large and white. It is surrounded by a large lawn with several short palm trees. Several cars are parked around the YMCA. The Sabine-Neches Canal is in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
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

[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 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

[Contestants in Beard Judging Contest]

Description: Photograph of a group of men who have entered a beard competition for a celebration of the founding of Port Arthur, TX. All the men are gathered in a room surrounded by a group of spectators. The men are looking up at the photographer in front of them.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Contestants in Queen Contest]

Description: Photograph of fourteen young women competing for the queen title during Port Arthur's anniversary celebration. Most of the women are standing in a line, wearing white dresses. In the middle is a large throne where of the women is seated with a tall, ornate crown on her head. She is named at Miss Gloria Antone. To her left is one woman in a dark dress. She wears a smaller crown and a very long, dark cape with white, furred edges. She is named as runner-up, Thelma Tadlock.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
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

[Rose Hill Manor]

Description: Photograph of Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, TX. The manor is a large, two story white house. Large covers and porches extend in all directions. Large white columns support the front porch and balcony. The manor is surrounded by foliage and trees and an expansive lawn extends from the front porch.
Date: unknown
Creator: The Fox Company
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

[Front of Rose Hill Manor]

Description: Photograph of Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, TX. The manor is a large, two story white house. Large covers and porches extend in all directions. Large white columns support the front porch and balcony. The manor is surrounded by foliage and trees and an expansive lawn extends from the front porch. A single lamp post is by the walk leading to the front door.
Date: unknown
Creator: Vernon Davis Photo
Item Type: Photograph

[Texaco Laboratory Expansion]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island on the Sabine-Neches Canal in Port Arthur, Texas. The island is covered in petroleum storage containers and several large tankers are in dock in the water behind the island. Tugboats are also pushing barges through the entrance into the canal.
Date: July 1967
Creator: Watkins Studio
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