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[Aerial View of Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a 300,000 gallon water tower. Trees surround the tower, and a baseball field is located behind it. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Gilham Circle Water Tower. Built - 1920. Capacity - 300,000 Photo - 11/13/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Concrete Water Tower]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a concrete water tower on Fourth Street and Dallas Avenue. A parking lot is in front of the tower, and buildings surround it from other directions. Text at the top-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Concrete water tower, built 1938. At 4th and Dallas. 300,000 Gallon[,] Photo: 11/74."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur Water Plant]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of a Port Arthur Water Plant. Water storage pools and buildings are visible. A water tower is visible on the left side of the plant. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "City of Port Arthur Water Treatment Plant on 19th Street @ Stilwell Blvd. November 13, 1974."
Date: November 13, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade]

Description: Photograph of the princesses float for the CavOILcade Parade. One woman is sitting under an arch at the top of the float, and nineteen other women are sitting on the edges of the float. Other parades floats are behind the princesses float. In the background, there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of the princess float for the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of a girl, a boy, and a woman wearing a gown, tiara, and sash sitting on a white ramp. They are sitting in front of a structure made of columns with a gold crown shape on the front. In the background, two car floats are following, and there is a crowd of people watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[CavOILcade Parade Float]

Description: Photograph of a float at the CavOILcade Parade. The float consists of four older boys wearing yellow shirts and black cowboy hats, sitting around a red and yellow bee mascot in the back of a yellow Chevrolet truck. The truck is decorated with red and gold streamers. In the background, there are people watching the float.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Lincoln High School Cheerleaders]

Description: Photograph of a parade float consisting of a group of Lincoln High School cheerleaders sitting on top of a car at the CavOILcade parade. The girls are wearing yellow cheerleader uniforms, and some have yellow and purple ribbons tied in their hair. The girls are also holding yellow and purple pom-poms in their laps. A small child is standing up through the window of the car. In the background, there is a man dressed as a clown, and a crowd watching the parade.
Date: October 26, 1974
Item Type: Photograph

[Snow at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of snow outside of Gates Memorial Library. There are columns on two of the visible sides of the building. The snow is three inches high.
Date: January 11, 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[Snow in Port Arthur]

Description: Photograph of snow on the corner of Waco Avenue and Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. There are car tracks in the street, and snow on top of the parked cars lining it. Businesses line each side of the street. On the right side, there are signs that say "Hotel Sabine" and "Pool Beer Port Lounge" on the side of a building.
Date: January 11, 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Billboard]

Description: Photograph of a billboard advertising Port Arthur being selected as an All American City. The billboard consists of an illustration of a building and a seal with stars, stripes, and text that says "All America City Port Arthur, Texas 1973." Text on the billboard says "Congratulations Port Arthur Citizens On Being Selected All America City." A woman and man standing in front of the billboard are identified as Mrs. Leola King and W. J. Dickerson. Accompanying material gives information about the award.
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Committee Members]

Description: Photograph of the All American City committee members. They are posing in three rows. In the background, a panel hanging above them says "Grand Ballroom." Text at the bottom of the photograph identifies them as "Left to right: Fred Huber [City Councilman], Claude Ellis [Private citizen], George Wikoff [City Attorney], Bill Maddox [Publisher Port Arthur News], Mrs. Leola King [Private citizen], Pat DeBlanc [citizen], Lyle Vickers [Manager P.A. Chamber of Commerce], James Marshall Green, Sr. [Senior Citizen], W. L. Dickinson [Senior Citizens Group], George Dibrell [City Manager], Maurice Conerly [City Councilman], Van Buckner [Businessman], Arthur Guidry [City Councilman], Reverend Ransom Howard [Minister], Charles Freeman [Businessman], Ernest Meyer [City Secretary] Sam Monroe [Lamar University], Bernis Sadler [Mayor] R. L. Jones, Dave Smith."
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[All American City Delegates]

Description: Photograph of All American City delegates. In the background, a seal is under a wall consisting of stars, stripes, and text that says "Finalist All American City Port Arthur, Texas." The delegates are identified as S. G. Carruth, Arthur Craft, Reverend Emmitt Barrow, Roy Shotts, Sam Aquilina, Mrs. H. P. Weber, Mrs. W. F. Frederman, Mrs. Gordon Swartz, Mrs. Guy Tritico, Mrs. Thomas F. Hogan, Mrs. M. C. Franklin, Mrs. R. J. Domatti, Mrs. Gloria Freeman Robinson, Mrs. [Mars] Gillman, V. J. Constantine, Mrs. D. R. Cotham, Mrs. Arthur Klebba, Jeff Riley, Mrs. Edward Ladmer, Sam Monroe, Gus DeLee, Mrs. E. J. Baron, Jr., John Hill (State Attorney General), Bernis W. Sadler (Mayor), Ed Watson, John Oden, Thomas F. Hogan, III, William Maddox, Randy Halton, and Jerry O. Jones.
Date: 1973
Item Type: Photograph

[Republic of Texas Savings Building]

Description: Photograph of the Republic of Texas Savings in Port Arthur, Texas, located on the corner of two streets. Cars are parked on the street in the foreground, in front of several storefronts for businesses next to the bank. People are standing near the cross-street, visible on the left side of the image.
Date: April 5, 1972
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Port Arthur City Hall at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of a building identified as Port Arthur City Hall on 444 Fourth Street. The building is several stories high, and there is an awning extending over a driveway on one side; the awning says "City Hall." A man is standing by the curb of the driveway.
Date: 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Tugboat Preparing to Pull Tanker]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboat "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. The tanker is labeled as the "Wyoming" out of Wilmington, Delaware. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow. Another tanker, the "Nautica" out of Monrovia, is docked nearby.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Tugboats Pulling Tanker to Sea]

Description: Photograph of the Texaco tugboats "E. M. Black" and "Havoline" assisting a full Texaco tanker to the sea with its load. Various crew members of all three ships are one the decks. The tanker is labeled as the Wyoming out of Wilmington, DE. One large smokestack on the bow of the ship carries the Texaco logo. An American flag is also flying from a pole on the bow.
Date: August 9, 1971
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[The Monrovian Ship "Nautica"]

Description: Photograph of the "Nautica," a tanker owned by the Texas Company, out of Monrovia, Liberia. The ship has has one smokestack as well as many tall cranes, each of which is connected by a large amount of rigging. It is flying the American flag from a pole on the stern.
Date: 1971~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building]

Description: Photograph of the demolition of Mary Gates Hospital and Municipal Building. The building is partially intact with debris surrounding it. In the background, there is a crane. The building was constructed in 1909 by John W. Gates as a memorial for his mother, Mary Gates. It was used as a Municipal Building after 1930, when a new hospital was built on Ninth Avenue by the Sisters of the Incarnate Word.
Date: August 1, 1970
Item Type: Photograph

[Adams Building]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as the Adams Building. The building is several stories high. Each visible side has one balcony near the top. Cars are parked along its curb. The building was constructed in 1924 by John R. Adams, and served as offices for doctors, attorneys, insurance, and other businesses. The building was later renamed the World Trade Building.
Date: 194u
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph

[Adams Building Banquet]

Description: Photograph of a group of men and women sitting at long tables at a banquet for tenants of the Adams Building. There are plates of food, filled drinking glasses, and silverware on the tables. A handwritten arrow and text that says "me!!" is above a woman in the foreground. In the background, there are two windows.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
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 Greenlawn Cemetery]

Description: Photograph of the Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, TX. The photograph is taken from the air. The cemetery is in the middle of a large, open area.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Aerial of Mary Gate Memorial Hospital]

Description: Photograph of Mary Gates Memorial Hospital in Port Arthur, TX. The hospital is a three story building at the far left. Residential neighborhoods are to the right of the hospital. According to accompanying information, the hospital was converted and used as a city hall from 1930-1970.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph