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[Proposed Plaza Theatre]

Description: Photograph of an artist's rending of the proposed Plaza Theatre, which became Elks Theatre. At the top of the front and side of the building, there are busts of elk's heads. A balcony on the front has text on it that says "19 Plaza Theatre 10." Text at the top-left of the photograph says "Plaza Theatre, Cor. Austin Ave. and 4th St. Port Arthur, Texas."
Date: 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Boat Launching]

Description: Photograph of several men and women standing on the boat, Juliette, at its launching. Each person is holding a group of mackerels, and mackerels are hanging from the sides of the boat. The fish came from a record catch at Sabine Jetties.
Date: August 15, 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Goldsberry and Knowles]

Description: Photograph of two men wearing coats and hats, sitting on a horse-drawn carriage. They are identified as Goldsberry and Knowles. Behind them, there is a wooden building with a sign that says "Goldsberry and Knowles Photographers." Handwritten text at the bottom of the photograph says "Goldsberry and Knowles, photographers."
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Stilwell Heights School]

Description: Photograph of a group of students at Stilwell Heights School. They are posing in three rows; a teacher is sitting in the center of the middle row. In the background, there are windows and a staircase.
Date: 1911
Creator: Lacey, Gladys
Item Type: Photograph

[New Business Under Construction]

Description: Photograph of construction of a building for a new business in downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Two men are standing on a wooden platform and are hammering a board. Another man is standing inside the structure. Text below the photograph says "11/25/11."
Date: November 25, 1911
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Avenue School]

Description: Photograph an an exterior view of a building identified as Dallas Avenue School. The building is three stories high, and a sign above an arched doorway says "Dallas Ave School."
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Dallas Avenue Elementary School. A sign above an archway says "Dallas Ave School."
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[First Gates Day Memorial Celebration]

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people gathered at the first Gates Day memorial celebration. In the background, there are several houses. John W. Gates died in 1911 in Paris; the memorial celebration was held every year until 1918, when Mrs. Gates requested it to be discontinued.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and a horse-drawn wagon in front of J. E. Guimont and Son Tin Shop on 537 Procter Street. The side of the wagon says "Phone 236" and "J. E. Guimont & Son." In the background, a ladder is leaning against the building. A sign beside the building says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers."
Date: 1912~
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Businesses]

Description: Negative of two businesses on the corner of Seventh Street and Austin Avenue. A sign on the left building says "Hotel Nash" above a balcony. The building on the right is taller. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the image says "Port Arthur Buildings - Corner Seventh St. and Austin. Ave.
Date: 1912~
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Water Plant]

Description: Photograph of the first Port Arthur Water Plant, located at Houston Avenue and Lakeshore. The building is two stories high, and there are two smoke stacks protruding from it. In the background, there are other buildings and a water tower. Text below the photograph says "Water Plant."
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

[Students and Teachers]

Description: Photograph of students at Stilwell Heights school. They are posing in five rows; a teacher is standing in the back row. In the background, there is a set of windows and a staircase.
Date: 1912
Creator: Lacey, Gladys
Item Type: Photograph

[Fire Department Races]

Description: Photograph of two horse-drawn wagons, owned by the fire department, racing with a dog. The wagon on the left has two men driving it, and three men sitting in the back; it is ahead of the second wagon. The second wagon has two men driving it, and one man sitting on the back. The dog is ahead of both vehicles. In the background, there are people watching in front of buildings. Accompanying material gives information about the fire department.
Date: 1913
Item Type: Photograph

[DeQueen Elementary School]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as DeQueen Elementary school. It is three stories high, and has columns in the doorways. In the background, there are other buildings. Text below the photograph says "DeQueen School."
Date: 1914~
Item Type: Photograph

[First National Bank]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a building identified as the First National Bank. The building is two stories high, and an awning hangs from it over the sidewalk. A man and woman are walking into the door. In the foreground, there are other people walking and utility poles along the sidewalk. Horse-drawn carriages parked along the curb.
Date: 1914~
Item Type: Photograph

[John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store]

Description: Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John Adams Hardware and Grocery Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people. Adams was also the undertaker and butcher. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "John Adams store - 5th Street and Austin Avenue - 1914 (SW Corner)."
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[John R. Adam Department Store]

Description: Photograph of a an exterior view of a building identified as John R. Department Store on the corner of Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. Text along the building says "Groceries Hardware And Ship Chandlery Plymoth Cordage Steam...." In front of the building, there are three people standing and one person bending over in front of a store display window.
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company]

Description: Photograph of the Joseph H. Guimont and Son Metal Company on 539 Fifth Street. Five men and a horse drawn wagon are in front of a wooden building. Text on the side of the wagon says "Phone 236 J. E. Guimon & Son" on the side. A ladder is leaning against the building, and a sign beside it says "Guimont & Sheet Metal Workers."
Date: 1914
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial View of Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a flooded neighborhood near downtown Port Arthur, Texas. Flooding resulted from a hurricane, and spans the entire photograph.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Dormitory Room at Port Arthur College]

Description: Photograph of a Port Arthur College dormitory room. In the foreground, there is a desk with two chairs. In the background, there is a dresser with an oval mirror attached the top and a bed to its right. Text below the photograph says "Port Arthur College Dorm Room." Port Arthur College was located on the south 1500 block of Procter Street.
Date: 1915~
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of flood waters resulting from a hurricane. The water is surrounding several trees and buildings.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooded Streets]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing in a flooded street. The water level reaches their upper legs, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are utility poles and business buildings. On the back of the photograph, there is another photograph. This image features people wading in the flooded streets with their backs to the camera. Business buildings line the street; a sign in front of one business says "Home Trust Co."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph