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[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

[Flooded Streets at Federal Building]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing outside the Federal Building in the flooded street corner of Austin Avenue and Fifth Street. The water is mid-calf level, and a result of a hurricane. Many people took refuge in the building during the hurricane.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding at Administration Building]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at the Administration Building. Flooding resulted from a hurricane. In the foreground, there are people gathered around a boat, and people in the boat. Behind them, there is a trolley car.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Flooding on Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of flood waters at Procter Street. Groups of people are wading and floating in boats in the water. The water level reaches their knees, and resulted from a hurricane. In the background, there are business buildings. Handwritten text on the right side of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Flood, Aug. 18/15," and "1st ... Austin Ave."
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Hurricane Damage]

Description: Photograph of damage caused by a hurricane. A building is partially collapsed. In the foreground, there is a truck and two men standing beside each other.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Hurricane Damage]

Description: Photograph of a flooded street caused by a hurricane. Groups of people are wading in the water and floating in boats; it reaches their upper legs. Business buildings surround the street.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph