Business (Beaumont, Tex.)
Subject Source: Sears
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Beaumont Chamber of Commerce was organized on January 22, 1903, at a meeting attended by at least 165 people shortly after the Lucas Oil gusher was discovered in 1901. The subsequent activity at the Spindletop Hill oil field brought increased population and interest to the city, necessitating a chamber of commerce. The Chamber has been instrumental in the promotion and development of Beaumont and its industry, including the Port of Beaumont and the deep water (Neches River) shipping...
Dates: 1924-2006, bulk 1950-1980
Abstract American National Bank of Beaumont was formed on May 4, 1901. It quickly grew as a financial institution and in 1972 was merged with the name changed in 1981 to Texas Commerce Bank. This was followed in 1987 with the bank becoming an owned subsidiary of Chemical Bank Corporation of New York and in 1996 the name of the bank was changed to Chase Bank of Texas. Then in 1999 the bank was purchased and the name changed to Hibernia National Bank. And finally, in March of 2006 the bank was...
Dates: 1906 - 2013
Abstract The Jefferson Theatre was designed by architect Emile Weil in 1927, orignially for the Jefferson Amusement Company. The theatre closed in 1972, but reopened after an extensive restoration in 2003. This collection consists of materials originally collected by the Jefferson Theatre Preservation Society. The majority of the collection is comprised of deeds, oil leases, financial records, and correspondence related to the estates of Lena Mayer and Sol E. Gordon and their relatives. The...
Dates: 1834 - 2004
Abstract Pure Oil Company originated in 1895 as a group of independent oil producers in Butler, Pennsylvania who were attempting to compete with Standard Oil Company. By the 1920s, the company had been purchased by Ohio Cities Gas Company and was operating a refinery in Texas in the Beaumont and Port Neches region. This collection consists of a variety of materials related to the history and personnel of Pure Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. Materials include administrative records, rosters,...
Dates: 1891 - 1996
Abstract The Keith family were long-established residents of Beaumont and had been engaged in the lumber industry for several generations. These papers consist of business and legal records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, oil leases, deeds, scrapbooks and other assorted memorabilia related to the Keith and Doucette families as well as Sallye's personal involvement with the YWCA. A few documents of interest in this collection include a relatively large collection of historical photographs...
Dates: c. 1880-1979