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[The Christian Tabernacle]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church charter members in front of the building known as the "Christian Tabernacle". The Reverend H.M. Polsgrove is sixth from the left on front row. He served the First Christian Church in Port Arthur, 1908-1911. This building was constructed in 1905 at 700 Fifth Street. It was removed in 1912 to make room for the new brick structure which was completed in 1915. Other ministers who served in the Tabernacle were Reverend Tolbert Weaver, and Reverend C.F. Pearce.
Date: 1904
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Presentation to Glynn Lowther]

Description: Photograph of the presentation to Glynn Lowther, Building Committee Chairman for the First Christian Church. Left to right: C.E. Perry, Charter Member; Elbert M. Reeder, elder and Chairman of the Board during construction of the sanctuary; Glynn Lowther; the Reverent John H. Hughes, Minister; and Mrs. John McDonald, Charter Member.
Date: October 8, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for the First Christian Church. Members of the Children's Division, under the supervision of Mrs. Shirley Trahan, Superintendent, (in photo helping child at podium) brought small bricks to the platform, symbolizing the part the children played in the growth of the church. John M. Hughes, Minister, is standing behind the podium.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Seven persons, using gilded spades, are turning the soil in front of the platform, which stood on the site of the proposed chancel. Participating - left to right: Patsy Smith, representing the Children's Division of the church school; Mrs. John H. McDonald and C.E. Perry, two charter members of the fifty-three year old congregation; John M. Hughes, Minister; E.M. Reeder, Chairman of the Board; W. Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee; and Bobby Morgan, representing the youth.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Congregation]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church congregation. The pews are full of people, there is not a single empty seat. The church choir is sitting in the two front pews alongside Reverend John M. Hughes, who is sitting on the inner side of the pew section on the right. Next to the minister is Jane Catanach and her son, Jimmy, and Arthur Catanach.
Date: 1952
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Photograph of Boats at Dock]

Description: Photograph of several boats at dock. The Slade Brown to the left and the boats behind it are being worked upon. There are two arches built over the pier that contain pulleys, both with a vessel sitting underneath. The reverse side of the photo has been written with the words "Gulf Port?"
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Photograph of Aerial View of the Standard Brass and Manufacturing Company]

Description: Photograph of the Standard Brass and Manufacturing Company (1926-1972). The scene features a series of industrial buildings set along a dirt road and a series of railroad tracks. The fenced complex has several smaller buildings along its perimeter, as well as a scrapyard visible in the lower right corner. Several 1940s style automobiles are parked outside.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Precast Extension Hanging in Lead

Description: Photograph of a piece of machinery holding an extension piece with a chain. There are holding tanks in the background. To the left, a 1950's model pickup truck with the business name "Spence & Howe Construction Co." written on the side.
Date: May 11, 1951
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Aerial of Texaco Island]

Description: Photograph of Texaco Island in Port Arthur, TX. Several ships are docked by the shore. On the island are a large grain elevator and a motor oil packaging factory. At the far end of the island, the is a grouping of petroleum storage tanks.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Menhaden Fish Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Menhaden Fish Plant in Port Arthur, TX. The plant is a grouping of buildings, dominated by a long structure to the left of the rest. An area for storage of raw building materials is to the right. Four fishing boats are docked in the Sabine-Neches Canal adjacent to the plant.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Sutherlin Jewelry Store]

Description: Photograph of the people inside Sutherlin's Jewelry Store in Port Arthur, TX. Three people are behind the counter to the left, one woman and two men. To the right are an elderly man and a young girl. There are various suitcases, watchbands, and instruments on top of the counter. By the man and young girl are a double bass in a plastic cover and an acoustic guitar.
Date: unknown
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Arthur News Pressroom]

Description: Photograph of a man identified as John P. Cillessen, a foreman for Port Arthur News, standing beside a printing machine in the press room. He is pushing a button on the machine, and looking towards the newspapers on the top of it.
Date: 1956
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Elk's Parade]

Description: Photograph of the Elk's Parade on the 700th block of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. A crowd of men, women, and children are gathered on both sides of the street. Parades floats decorated with streamers and women riding on them are in going down the street. In the background, there are parked cars and businesses. Signs on the businesses say "Inman's OK'd Used Cars" and "Western Auto." A block of text pasted to the front of the photograph says "Street Parade."
Date: 195?
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Pleasure Island Damage]

Description: Photograph of damage at Pleasure Island resulting from Hurricane Audrey. In the foreground, there are overturned amusement rides and an overturned chair. In the background, there is a Ferris wheel and a closed concession stand. Handwritten text below the photograph says "Hurricane Audrey June 1957."
Date: June 27, 1957
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library