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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
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."
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
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."
Description: Photograph of a house on Lakeshore Drive identified as a residence of John W. Gates. The house is two stories high, and has an awning that spans around the house. Four columns on the front of the house extend to the second floor. In the foreground, there are small trees and shrubs. In the background, there is a wooden building. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "N. M. Nielsen, Pub." and "John W. Gates Lake Shore Drive Residence, Port Arthur, Texas."
Description: Photograph of a building identified as Mary Gates Memorial Hospital on Dallas Avenue and Lakeshore Drive. The building is three stories high, and a flight of stairs leads to the entrance. One woman is standing at the top of the stairs. Two people are standing to the side of the stairs on the ground. In front of the building, there are trees. The hospital was built by John W. Gates, in memory of his mother. It was later used as Port Arthur's City Hall, and then torn down in the 1970s.
Description: Photograph of two men sitting on an American Brewing Association wagon. The wagon is filled with barrels and is pulled by horses; text on the side of the wagon says "American Brewing Ass'n." The men are delivering the barrels to Guy Moore's livery stables on Dallas Avenue and Fourth Street. In the background, there are wooden buildings and a man standing in a yard.
Description: Photograph of a group of local fishermen posing with fish in front of Rogers Opera House. Some fish are tied to poles the men are holding, and some men are holding the fish by ropes. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "Rogers Opera House - 1908 (Built 1898)."
Description: Photograph of Webster School elementary students. The students are posing in four rows, and a teacher is in the back row on the right end. Handwritten text at the top of the photograph says "Mary McFarland," with illegible text to the right. Each person has a handwritten number over them; the numbers start at "1" and end with "41". Illegible words are written above persons 8 and 10. Accompanying material identifies the children as "Second Grade at Webster School about 1907" and "1. Robert Chambees, 2. Robert Roder 3. Tom Sculley 4. 5. 6. 7. Steve Stafford 8. 9. Newton 10. Mrs. Fortrom 11. Rhysonour 12. Penny Nickleson 13. 14. 15. 16. Dovie S. 17. Gladys Holified (Going) 18. 19. 20. Phoebe Woodsworth 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Mary McFarland (Elan) 28. Julia Bammert 29. Dena Rhysonour 30. ... Kirmyer 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. Charlie Frost 36. Sam Ransom 37. Geo. Woodsworth 38. Ce... Youngblood 40. Roy Sutton 41. Russell Dunn 42. Oleander Stafford. Steve's Twin." Text to the right side says "Schools."
Description: Photograph of a crowd of students standing in front of Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. The building is three stories high and a sign on the front says "Port Arthur High School." It is located on Stilwell Boulevard and Lakeshore, and was built in 1906. Text below the photograph says "Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School - 1907."
Description: Photograph of the first group of students at Port Arthur Industrial Arts and Manual Training High School. They are posing in six rows on the entryway stairs, and students are also sitting around the pillars of the entryway. In the background, there are two sets of double doors.
Date: September 1906
Description: Photograph of a group of men at The Grotto, a gentlemen's resort on 449 Procter Street. Two men are standing behind a bar; three men wearing coats and hats are standing on the opposite side of the bar. In the background, there are mirrors decorated with arches and ornately carved columns. Three wreaths hang on the mirrors. Denton L. Burch was the proprietor of the resort.
Description: Photograph of an interior view of the home of John W. Gates on Lakeshore Drive. In the foreground, there are two chairs and a desk in front of a fireplace. Several trinkets are on top of the desk, and a painting hangs above the fireplace. In the background, there are chairs and tables. Several paintings are displayed on the walls, and a chandelier hangs from the ceiling.
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of the home of W. D. Griffing on 4200 Twin City Highway. The house is two stories high and arches decorate the front entrance. In the foreground, there is a field with trees and plants. Text below the photograph says "Residence of W. D. Griffing, Port Arthur, Texas. Mr. Griffing is one of the Griffing Brothers, Nurserymen of Florida, Alabama, and Texas, the largest and most complete Nurserymen organization in the South." A circle symbol with "GB" in it is printed to the left of the text.
Description: Photograph of an interior view of Gates Memorial Library at Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus. A group of eight women are sitting at a table reading; they are identified as students in a library science class. They are researching the Reader's Guide for data. In the center of the table, there is a lamp and a row of books. In the background, there are bookshelves full of books.
Description: Three photographs an Independence Day Celebration. The first photograph features a crowd of people walking amongst rows of buildings. A horse-drawn wagon is in the center of the crowd. Text below the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration." The second photograph features an exterior view of Port Arthur Cycle Works. Four men are standing under an awning; two men are holding bicycles. Signs on the front of the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works" and "Bicycles[,] We Buy in Large Quantities, and Can Sell for Less, Than Any One Who Buys 3 for 25[cents]." Text below the photograph says "Bicycle Shop[,] Sixth and Austin - 1902." The third photograph features a group of people gathered around the front of a building. In the foreground, there is a horse-drawn wagon. In the background, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Weinstein's Store - Procter and Ft. Worth - 1902."
Date: July 4, 1902
Description: Photograph of Port Arthur Cycle Works on Sixth Street and Austin Avenue. Several men are standing under the awning attached to the building; two men are holding bicycles. Legible signs on the building say "Port Arthur Cycle Works," "Bicycles," and "We Sell Them." In the background, there are other buildings. Text surrounding the photograph says "July 4th, 1902 Celebration" and "Bicycle Shop Sixth and Austin - 1902."
Date: July 4, 1902
Description: Photograph of a Fourth of July parade on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Several men holding musical instruments are marching down the street. Crowds of people are gathered on both sides of the parade. There are several buildings lining the street. In the background, there is an American flag on a pole.
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Lutheran Church on the corner of Fourteenth Street and Dallas Avenue. A steeple extends from the front of the church. In front of the church, there are trees; to the right side, there are buildings. Text below the photograph says "Lutheran Church - 1901[,] 14th. and Dallas[,] School Minister lived on 15th. St."