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[Wireless Telegraphy Class]

Description: Photograph of students sitting at desks in Wireless Telegraphy class at Port Arthur College. They are all wearing headphones and are writing on papers. On the desks, there are Morse telegraphs in front of each two students sitting across from each other. In the background, there are windows.
Date: 192X
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gulf Oil Refinery Office Building]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as an old Gulf Oil Refinery office building, on west Seventh Street at Gulf Docks. The building is several stories high, and a sign near the building says "Chevron Port Arthur Refinery." In front of the building, there is a truck and a fence.
Date: December 8, 1993
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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: 194X
Creator: Watkins Studio
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Masonic Temple]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as a Masonic Temple on 1901 Lakeshore Drive. The building is several stories high, and columns extend past two floors. Shrubs and trees surround the lodge. It was constructed in 1927 and opened in July of 1928.
Date: 197?
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Bluestein Department Store]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bluestein Department Store, on the 600 block of Procter Street. The brick building is several stories high, and a sign says "Bluestein's" on the side of the building. Several people are walking on its sidewalks, and cars are parked along its curb. Cars are also driving down the street. The store was owned and operated by Frank Bluestein (President), Leon Bluestein (Vice-President), and Maurice H. Born (Secretary-Treasurer).
Date: 196X
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Maritime Guard Employees]

Description: Photograph of a group of Maritime Guard employees transferring money from the old First National Bank to the new building on 700 Procter Street. One man identified as C. B. Douglas (co-owner) is wearing a suit and cowboy hat, and is holding a gun. Two men identified as A. Schroder and M. Tinker are wearing guard uniforms and carrying money bags. On the right, a man identified as Claude Goldsmith (owner/President) is wearing a suit and standing near a truck. In the background, signs on the side of the building say "1st National Bank" and "Time Temperature."
Date: 1963
Creator: J. C. Watkins Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[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~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[First National Bank]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of First National bank on Port Neches Avenue in Port Neches, Texas. An awning hangs over the entrance, and there are bars over the windows. A sign on the top of the building says "First National Bank." In the background, a person is leaning against the building. Text below the photograph says "Bldg. Constructed in 1923."
Date: 1940~
Creator: Moon Photographic Service
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[National Guard Armory]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of a brick building identified as a National Guard Armory on Lakeshore Drive. The building is one story high, and has four entrance ways in the front. In the foreground, there is a yard with small trees. The armory was built in the 1920s and served as home of the original Texas National Guard units, the 111th Engineers, and the Thirty-Sixth Division. They were assigned to Port Arthur shortly after Pearl Harbor.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Local Fishermen]

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)."
Date: 1908
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Bowl King Kole Bowling Alley]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Bowl King Kole bowling alley on Gulfway Drive. The building says "Bowl King Kole" at the top, and has cut-outs of bowling balls wearing crowns on it. In the foreground, there is a parking lot with cars in it.
Date: 1961
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Sabine Hotel on the 500 block of Lakeshore Drive. The building is several stories high, and has a mesh enclosure around the first floor. A circle driveway leads to the building. Text below the photograph says "Sabine Hotel - 1899[,] Located where Sub-Courthouse now stands (1968)[.] Annex was already built on left[;] Plans were ready for annex on right[,] Burned 1903."
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Sabine Hotel]

Description: Photograph of an exterior view of Sabine Hotel. The building is several stories high, and has a porch that stretches the entire length. A group of people are standing on the porch, and a group of horse-drawn carriages are parked along a circle driveway in front of the hotel. Text below the photograph says "Sabine Hotel 1897-1903." Sabine Hotel was owned by Stilwell.
Date: unknown
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Women at Gates Memorial Library]

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.
Date: 1905~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Loan Desk at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the loan desk at Gates Memorial Library. A group of five people are gathered around the desk, and two women are sitting behind it. The two women are identified as Mrs. Mary (Donaldson) Wade and Mrs. Floy Haley Ranquetta. In the background, there are filing cabinets against the walls. A door is open behind the desk, and a woman is sitting behind another desk in a different room. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Loan Desk - 1925."
Date: 1925
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Women at Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of two women sitting at a table working at Gates Memorial Library; they are identified as students in a college library science class. There are various labeling tools and books on the table. In the background, there is a bookshelf. Text below the photograph says, "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Department of Book Preparation, Accession work and Labelling Assisted by the Library Science Class. 1918."
Date: 1918
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Texas Library Association Conference]

Description: Photograph of two men and three women at a Texas Library Association (T. L. A.) conference. From the left to right, the people are identified as Z. T. Fortescue (Superintendent of Port Arthur Independent School District), Buster Crow (Port Arthur Mayor), Arless B. Nixon (T. L. A. President), the Assistant Librarian of San Antonio Library, and Pearle Burr (Tyrell Public Library). In the background, there is a group of people on board "Ava," a Texaco Company yacht.
Date: 1948
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Memorial Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library Staff standing outside the library. They are identified as Lucy Stiefel, Elizabeth Karle (Director), Mary Ann Canfil, Shirley Bragg, Betty, Mary Bray, Gwen Foster, and Emily Maxwell. Text on the front of the library says "Memorial Library A Gift of Dellora R. Gates to the People of Port Arthur."
Date: 1955
Creator: Beryl Crist Photography
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Picture Collection Department at Gates Memorial Library. A circulation desk is in the foreground. Behind it, there is a glass wall with photographs pasted on it. In the background, there are people sitting at tables surrounded by bookshelves. Text below the photograph says "Memorial Library Port Arthur, Texas. Picture Collection Department, The Makers of Books."
Date: 1925~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library

[Gates Memorial Library]

Description: Photograph of the Gates Memorial Library loan desk. Three women are sitting behind the desk, and bouquets of flowers are sitting on top of it. To the right of the desk, there is a set of glass panels with images attached to the glass. In the background, there are windows, a door, and bookshelves.
Date: 1925~
Partner: Port Arthur Public Library
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