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[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

[Crittenden Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a filling station in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur, TX. A sign by the station identifies it as a Gulf Oil station. The sides of the station are covered with various advertisements. One car is being filled at the pumps. A Gulf Oil tanker truck is also parked near the station.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Dale Motor Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Dale Motor Company in Port Neches, Texas. Signs on the front of the building say "Dale Motor Co." and "Complete Auto Repair and Paint Shop." Text painted on a display window in the front of the building says "Have Your Car Repaired 6 Months to Pay." Signs hanging from the building say "Ford." In front of the building, a man is standing in front of a display window and a boy is walking on the street. In the background, a car is parked to the side of the building.
Date: 193?
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 Business District]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX. The left side of the street is lined with stores, including several clothing stores. A stop light is at the intersection shown. A single man is crossing the street onto the sidewalk. Behind him are two more people. Cars line the street in front of the stores. A sign on the stop light points the way to the Western Union. There is snow on the ground.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Decorated for Christmas]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, TX decorated for the Christmas holiday. Long strands of pine garland stretch across the intersections and along the fronts of the downtown buildings. Large wreaths are dispersed along the garland. In the wreaths are stars and bells. Several downtown customers are walking up and down the car-lined street.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of downtown Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several cars are on both sides of the road, and there are cars parked on the sides. In the center of the road, there are rail tracks. Businesses line the street.
Date: 1938~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of a view of downtown Port Arthur, on the corner of Procter Street and Austin Avenue. Several cars are parked along a street, and a man is walking across it. Businesses line each side of the street. In the background, there are groups of people walking along the sidewalks.
Date: 1939
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

[Downtown Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of a view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas in the evening. Parked cars and businesses line the road. Garland is strung above the street, reaching both sides. In the background, there is a building several stories high with a sign that says "Hotel Sabine."
Date: 194?
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph

[Early Harbor City Dray Line]

Description: Photograph of an early Port Arthur business. The sign identifies it as, "Harbor City Dray Line, Hauling and Moving." A group of people is outside. Two men and a young boy are atop an empty cart hitched to two mules. To the left, man dressed in dark clothes is holding two more mules. Three young children are standing to the left of the mules.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph