Subject Source: Sears
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains many photographs taken by Harry P. Jirou, who was a Beaumont area amateur photographer. The photographs document many early scenes of Beaumont, his personal interest in the Boy Scouts as a scout master, views of well-known landmarks in and around Beaumont, and early technological feats that took place in Beaumont. The photographs span a time period from 1888 through to the 1930's. The collection also includes memorabilia and correspondence, as well as newspaper...
Abstract The Mildred Building was built in 1929 and 1930 by Miles Frank Yount, local oilman, and The Austin Company of Texas as a luxury apartment building (complete with electric lighting and a garage) and commercial retail space. It was named after Yount's daughter, Mildred, and it is still in use today. This collection consists of a leather-bound scrapbook of large black-and-white photographs of the building's exterior and interior, as well as a photocopy of the specifications for the garage and...
Abstract Oscar A. Seward Jr. was born in Independence, TX, the son of Oscar A Seward, Sr., who served in the Texas Legislature for Washington County from 1919 to 1920. Seward, Jr. moved to Beaumont around 1910 and worked as an engineer at Gulf Pipe Line Company. In 1914, he began working for the City of Beaumont as a civil engineer. In 1912, Seward married Pearl Carroll, daughter of Monroe Walter Carroll and a niece of George Washington Carroll, both active in the local lumber and oil industries. ...