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[Fourth of July Parade]

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.
Date: 1902
Creator: Cricchio Studio
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Downtown Procter Street at Night]

Description: Photograph of a night view of downtown Procter Street. Cars are driving down the road, and parked cars line it. In the foreground, there is a business with a sign that says "Ford" on the front. In the background, a view of Hotel Sabine is visible.
Date: 195?
Creator: Rice Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of a view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. The street is made of dirt, and businesses line each side. A sign on a building on the left side of the street says "Jefferson County Real Estate Co.;" a sign on a building on the right side says "Restauran[t]." A two-story building also on the right side is identified as Bash General Store. The family lived on the second floor.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Hurricane Flooding]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing on top of a horse-drawn wagon in flood waters on Procter Street. The water reaches to the horses' torsos. In the background, there are people wading in the water and houses. Text at the bottom-left of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Tex. Aug. 18th, 1915. Procter St."
Date: August 15, 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Red Hussars]

Description: Photograph of the all-girl honor organization, known as the Red Hussars of Thomas Jefferson High School. They are marching down Procter Street in a parade. People are gathered on both sides of the street to watch. Businesses also line the street. In the top-left of the photograph, text says "Port Arthur Telephone Directory September, 1961." The corps was best known for its quick "double time" step of 360 steps per minute. Members were selected and invited into the corps after passing five tests. The corps dissolved in 1993. In 1995, the Red Hussar Alumni Association was formed to be involved in community affairs and lead the Mardi Gras parade every February.
Date: 1950
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Port Saloon]

Description: Photograph of the Port Saloon on Austin Avenue and Procter Street. The wooden building has text on the front that says "The Port Saloon." Another building is located to its right. Several people are standing and sitting outside of the buildings. Peter Stock was the proprietor of the saloon, the second business open in Port Arthur in 1896. Peter, his wife (Anna), two sons (Fred and Grover) all arrive that year. The building also served as Port Arthur City Hall around 1909.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Sabine Hotel on 600 Procter Street. The building is several stories high, and a sign extended from the side says "Hotel Vaughan." Cars are parked are parked along its curb. Text at the bottom of the photograph says "1-30 1930" and "No 1182 1-30-P.AWK." Text below the photograph says "Sabine Hotel." The hotel was built in 1928.
Date: January 30, 1930
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe]

Description: Photograph of a group of one woman and four men in Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe on 249 Procter Street. Three of the men behind the bar are identified as John D. Loukas (founder), Fred D. Loukas, and Lawrence Lyons (Cook). One man is sitting at the bar. Text below the photograph says "Loukas Brothers Confectionery and Cafe Circa 1935."
Date: 1935~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Clayton and Thompson Funeral Home on 2105 Procter Street. Columns decorate the front of the funeral home, and a canopy covers the walkway from the door to the street. Trees and bushes surround the funeral home. Cars are parked along its curb, and a sign on the corner of the yard says "Clayton & Thompson Funeral Home[,] Phone 2500."
Date: 1936
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company]

Description: Photograph of Goodrich Silvertown Tire Company on 801 Procter Street. Text above the entrance and display windows says "B. F. Goodrich." Text at the top of the building says "19 Drunagel Building." A sign hanging from the corner of the building says "B. F. Goodrich Silvertown Tires." In the background, there are buildings and cars.
Date: 1952
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Smith - May Motor Company]

Description: Photograph of a brick building identified as Smith-May Motor Company on 900 Procter Street. An awning hangs from the building. A sign on the front of the building says, "Smith-May Motor Co." A sign facing the sidewalk says, "Smith - May Motor Co. Buick - Pontiac." One man is walking on the sidewalk and cars are parked along its curb.
Date: 1946~
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Downtown Port Arthur Businesses]

Description: Photograph of downtown Port Arthur, Texas businesses on 547 Procter Street and Waco Avenue. Signs on the buildings identify the businesses as Boston Shoe Store, The Gem Jewelry Company, and G. W. Imhoff and Company. In front of the businesses, People are walking along the sidewalk and street; cars are parked along the curb.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Bookie's Service Station]

Description: Photograph of a building identified as Bookie's Service Station on 2500 Procter Street. Several gas pumps are under an awning extending from the front of the building. Automotive repair supplies are scattered underneath the awning. Several men are working around the building. A sign in front of the building says "Texaco" above a "T" and star logo. In the background, a carport says "Bookie's Motor-Tune-Up-Brake Service." In the bottom right of the photograph, text says "25850 9-26-41."
Date: September 26, 1941
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[James S. Nacol Company]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of James S. Nacol Company on 722 Procter Street. Signs on the front of the building say "James S. Nacol Furniture" and "Gibson Appliances." Legible text painted on the side of the building says "James S. Nacol Company," "Appliance TV & Furniture," and "Crosley TV." In front of the building, there are several cars parked in a lot and along the front curb.
Date: 195?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Mano's Confectionery]

Description: Photograph of Mano's Confectionery on 1201 Procter Street. A man, woman, and child are posing in the doorway; they are identified as George Manos, Kate Manos, and Mary Manos. To the right of the doorway, there is a display case filled with confectionery products; jars of candy are sitting on top of the case. In the background, there is a view of the store.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Aerial View of Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of an aerial view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. Buildings, trees, and other streets are also visible. In the lower center of the photograph, the building is identified as the K. C. S. Depot.
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of a view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas. There are cars driving, a trolley car, and parked cars on it. Buildings line each side. Handwritten text on the photograph says "Realty Bldg (No)" and "Procter Street." Handwritten text on the left border says "No 7," and on the right border, "5[0l]." Text below the photograph says "A busy scene on Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas, the sea port city of the Gulf Coast."
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Downtown Procter Street]

Description: Photograph of a view of Procter Street in Port Arthur, Texas in the evening. Parked cars and businesses line the road. Garland is strung above the street, reaching both sides. In the background, there is a building several stories high with a sign that says "Hotel Sabine."
Date: 194?
Creator: Everett, James
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Procter Street Flooding]

Description: Photograph of flooding on the corner of Shreveport Avenue and Procter Street, as a result of a hurricane. A group of four men are standing chest deep in the water; two men are smoking cigarettes. In the background, there are buildings, one says "[L]one [Star] B[a]kery on the side. Text handwritten on the right side of the photograph says "Pt. Arthur, Texas" and Procter St Shreveport Ave."
Date: August 1915
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Model Farm]

Description: Photograph of two unidentified men standing on a plot of land at Gates Model Farm on 3100 Procter Street. Behind them, there is a two-story wooden house with a woman and a man standing in front of it. In the background, there are wooden barns and a silo.
Date: September 14, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library