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[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters outside of the Federal Building. Men and Women are standing in the water amongst debris. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, several people are standing on the steps of the Federal Building. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Post Office a Refuge. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17-1915. D & H Photo ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flooding at Procter Street. A group of people are standing in the flood waters; the water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. One man is standing on the base of a utility pole. Several business buildings surround the street. Text on the bottom of the photograph says "Proctor St. Port Arthur Flood Aug 16-17, 1915. D & H Photo. ©."
Date: 1915
Creator: D & H Photography
Item Type: Photograph

[Engraving of Charles G. Gates]

Description: Engraving of Charles G. Gates. Gates headed a brokerage house on Wall Street in New York City, NY. He died in 1913.
Date: unknown
Creator: E. G. Williams & Brothers
Item Type: Photograph

[Jubilee Parade]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathering on the 600 block of Procter Street for the Jubilee Parade. Several businesses are lined along the street. Text below the photograph says "Before the Parade" and "By A.W. Ellsworth." On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph of the Jubilee Parade. A crowd is gathered in the street covering the view of the parade. People are sitting on the edges of the tops of the buildings lining the street. Text above the photograph says "P.F.: Celebrations Golden Jubilee- 1948;" text below the photograph says "The Jubilee Parade" and "By George Moon Printed by Einar Hansen."
Date: 1948
Creator: Ellsworth, A. W.; Moon, George & Hansen, Einar
Item Type: Photograph

[First National Bank Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the First National Bank in Port, Arthur, TX. Each side wall is lined with teller booths. There are two floors in the bank. In the middle of the bottom floor is a single dark table. On the back wall is the bank vault.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett Photographic Service
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Aerial View of Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of buildings and streets in Port Arthur. In the foreground, there is a view of Kansas City Southern Railway. On the right side of the photograph, there is a body of water.
Date: 1952~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Saint Mary Hospital]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Saint Mary Hospital on 3600 Gates Boulevard. There are several buildings connected by smaller covered walkways. Fields surround the hospital, and there is a football field behind it.
Date: January 20, 1949
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Blanton's Laundry]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blanton's Laundry on 1313 Procter Street. The building is two stories high, and signs on it say "Blanton's Laundry 20% Cash & Carry," "Fur Storage Dry Cleaning," and 19 Blanton's 39." A sign on a building to the left says "Pacific Finance Loans." Cars are parked outside of Blanton's Laundry.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Blossom Shoppe and Matise Blue Print Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Blossom Shoppe on 1730 Procter Street. Bouquets of flowers are displayed in the front window; a neon sign in the window says "Flowers." A sign above the entrance says "Blossom Shoppe." A business on the right side of Blossom Shoppe is identified as Matise Blue Print Company. Signs in the front window say "Notary Public." A sign above the entrance says "Matise Blue Print Company.
Date: 1944
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Bluestein Department Store]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bluestein Department Store, on the 600 block of Procter Street. The brick building is several stories high, and a sign says "Bluestein's" on the side of the building. Several people are walking on its sidewalks, and cars are parked along its curb. Cars are also driving down the street. The store was owned and operated by Frank Bluestein (President), Leon Bluestein (Vice-President), and Maurice H. Born (Secretary-Treasurer).
Date: 196?
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Bowl King Kole Bowling Alley]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bowl King Kole bowling alley on Gulfway Drive. The building says "Bowl King Kole" at the top, and has cut-outs of bowling balls wearing crowns on it. In the foreground, there is a parking lot with cars in it.
Date: 1961
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Boy Scouts at Strand Theater]

Description: Photograph of boy scouts in a group outside the Strand Theater in Port Arthur, TX. According to the marquee behind the boys, the movie playing is "One Sunday Afternoon." All the boys are dressed in boy scout uniforms. Several leaders are in the picture with them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Brown Derby]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the Brown Derby, a bar and hotel on 648 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building, and signs on it say "Coca-Cola" and "Brown Derby." In the foreground, there is a woman standing on the sidewalk and cars parked along the curb.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Brown Derby Sports Bar]

Description: Photograph of a sports bar in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The bar's name is "Brown Derby." An awning above the sidewalk outside bears the bar's name. On both sides of the name are Coca-Cola signs. A woman is standing on the corner near the bar. A street sign on the corner identifies the street as "Procter Street."
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Businesses at Four Corners]

Description: Photograph of businesses at Four Corners in Sabine Pass, Texas. Signs on the front of a building facing to the front say "Grand Prize," "The Jetties Sea Food Inn," "Sea Food Dinners 50 [cents] 75 [cents] $1.00," and "Entrance." Signs on a building facing to the right side say "The Jetties Seafood Inn" and "Coca-Cola." A row of cars are parked outside the buildings.
Date: 1940
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Chamber of Commerce Cruise]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur, TX Chamber of Commerce preparing for a cruise on a yacht identified as, "Ilderim Baltimore." A line of men, all in shirt and tie, are leaning against the side rail of the boat. Several life boats are tied to metallic arms above the boat's awning. A life-preserver on the side of the yacht bears the boat's name.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Children Fishing]

Description: Photograph of many children standing by the lake side of Sabine Lake in Port Arthur, TX. They are all fishing in the lake. In the background is a line of parked cars. Further behind is the amusement park of Pleasure Island.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph