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[Toys Repaired by Firemen]

Description: Photograph of a display of toys repaired by firemen. The toys are given to underprivileged children at Christmas. In the background, there is a group of people; several men are standing beside each other, and four women are standing to the right side of the room.
Date: 1930

[Traction Company Barn]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Traction Company trolley barn circa 1910. The barn is located on Houston Avenue. Several trolleys are inside the barn. A single person is standing by one of trolleys with what appears to be a broom in his hand.
Date: unknown

[Traction Company Barn]

Description: Photograph of the Port Arthur Traction Company trolley barn circa 1930. The barn is located on Houston Avenue. Several trolleys are inside the barn. The barn has two large bays to house the trolleys. The left side of the building is overgrown with vine plants.
Date: unknown

[Trolley Cars in Downtown Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of four trolley cars in downtown Port Arthur, TX. The cars are square with a dome roof. They have two large windows on either end and each side wall has a row of windows. Large of crowds of people are standing on downtown sidewalks by the trolley cars. A line of electrical poles is running to their left alongside the tracks. The first building on the left is clearly marked as a billiards hall.
Date: unknown

[Typing Class]

Description: Photograph of a group of Secretarial and Radio program students in a classroom. They are all sitting at individual desks with typewriters and books on them. In the background, there are windows and posters; one poster says "Business [is] Best." Handwritten text on the side of the photograph says "PAC typing class 1940's." Radio students were required to type thirty-five words per minute with one mistake allowed, and office students were required to type fifty-five words per minute with one mistake allowed.
Date: 194?

[Unidentified Building]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of an unidentified building on Highway Ninety, northwest of Jefferson County. The building is two stories tall, and some window panes are missing. Bushes are growing to one side of the building. There is no record of the history of this building, despite years of research.
Date: unknown

[Union Sulphur Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Union Sulphur Company, near Port Arthur Canal. There is a water tower and a building next to each other, and a small building is in the foreground. In the background, there are pieces of industrial equipment and a view of Port Arthur Canal. Text below the photograph says "Union Sulphur Co. located on Port Arthur Canal."
Date: 192?

[View of Sabine Lake]

Description: Photograph of two ships, one identified as U. S. S. Manhattan, in Sabine Lake beside Pleasure Pier Bridge. The U. S. S. Manhattan is the largest vessel of its time to enter the Sabine-Neches Canal. In the foreground, there is a view of Port Arthur. One building is identified as Jefferson County Sub-Courthouse on Lakeshore Drive.
Date: unknown

[Water and Sewer Planning Session]

Description: Photograph of five men at a planning session for a Port Arthur water and sewer bond issue. Pictured standing left to right are Paul Rushing, Assistant City Engineer; City Councilmen Bernis W. Sadler and Larry Fontana; and Robert A. Bowers, Director of Public Works. Seated in a wheelchair is H. P. Rodrique, Head Draftsman. They are standing around a drawing table looking at a set of blueprints.
Date: unknown

[Weinstein's Store]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Weinstein's Store on Procter Street and Fort Worth Avenue. A woman, a girl, and two men are standing behind a display case with bolts of fabric on top of it. Two women are standing behind counters on both sides of the photograph. There are several display cases filled with clothing items. Several bouquets of flowers sit on top of shelves behind each counter. Text below the photograph says "Taken in the early 1920's. A proud moment in my parents' lives! This was in the entrance to the store at Procter and Ft. Worth."
Date: 192?

[Wells Fargo and Company Express]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a Wells Fargo and Company Express building on 234 Procter Street. An awning hangs over the entrance to the building. A sign on the building says "Wells Fargo & Company Express." In the foreground, there are railway tracks parallel to the road. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Wells-Fargo Express Building."
Date: 1920

[Whitehaven House]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Whitehaven, the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Morris on 2545 Lakeshore Drive. The house is two stories high, and columns in the front reach the second story. Bushes and shrubs line the house. The house was built in 1915, and is now owned and operated by Lamar State College. Facilities were donated to the college by the Port Arthur Daughters of the American Revolution in 2000.
Date: 1988

[Whitehaven House]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as Whitehaven, the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Morris on 2545 Lakeshore Drive. The house is two stories high, and columns in the front reach the second story. There is a flag pole and a circle driveway in the front yard. Text at the top of the photograph says "White Haven 1988." The house was built in 1915, and is now owned and operated by Lamar State College. Facilities were donated to the college by the Port Arthur Daughters of the American Revolution in 2000.
Date: 1988

[Windsor Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Windsor Hotel in Sabine Pass, Texas. The building is three stories high and an awning extends from the entrance. Outside the hotel, there is a parked car and a fence that surrounds a yard. Text at the top of the photograph says "torn down 1939," and text at the bottom of the photograph says "Windsor Hotel - Sabine Pass." The hotel had fifty rooms and was built by the Kountze brothers in 1896. It was considered "hotel perfection" at the time, but was later abandoned in 1920.
Date: 1939

[Wireless Telegraphy Class]

Description: Photograph of students sitting at desks in Wireless Telegraphy class at Port Arthur College. They are all wearing headphones and are writing on papers. On the desks, there are Morse telegraphs in front of each two students sitting across from each other. In the background, there are windows.
Date: 192?

[Women at CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of a group of five women wearing hats and sitting in a horse-drawn carriage at the Elk's Parade. The women are identified as Mrs. John W. Tryon, Miss Mae Berring, Miss Louise Craig, Miss Bennette Craig, and Miss Christine Landes. The carriage is decorated with flowers along its borders and wheels. A man wearing a top hat is sitting in the driver's seat. In the background, there is a brick building with circular flags hanging from it. Text below the photograph says "Elk's Parade Mrs. John W. Tryon, Miss Mae Berring, Miss Louise Craig, Miss Bennette Craig, and Miss Christine Landes" and "P.F.: Parades."
Date: 194?