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Historic buildings--Beaumont (Tex.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Sears

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Beaumont Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-152
Abstract

The Beaumont branch of the Young Men's Christian Organization was formed in 1901 following the discovery of oil at Spindletop and the subsequent population boom. Throughout the 20th century, the Beaumont YMCA served as an important community center and continuously fundraised in order to open new locations and complexes. This collection consists of organizational records and historical materials related to the Beaumont chapter of the YMCA dating from the years 1903 to 1999.

Dates: 1903 - 1999

Frank Weber Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-837
Abstract Frank Cleveland Weber (1882-1965) was born in Beaumont, Texas, where he lived for the majority of his life. As a teen, young Frank Weber took a job at J.J. Nathan's dry goods store. He worked with J.J. Nathan for twenty-seven years, becoming manager and growing the business into the largest store in Beaumont. The store's successs brought Frank Weber into the "entrepenuerial class" of Beaumont, which prospered even more after the Spindeltop oil discovery of 1901. This collection consists of...
Dates: 1880 - 1951

Halvor I. Ostebee Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-419
Abstract Halvor Ingebret Ostebee was a pioneer Beaumont, Texas, photographer who, during the Spindletop oil boom, was best known for the first action-picture of the Lucas gusher, the city's landmark oil well that was discovered in 1901. He opened his first portable photography gallery, called Beach Studio, in Beaumont, in 1897. The city's elite flocked to have pictures taken on birthdays and other anniversaries, and particularly weddings. His photographs of the history-making event at Spindletop were...
Dates: 1848-2004

Keith Griffin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC-833
Abstract John Henry Phelan made his fortune with the Spindletop oil discovery before setting about to build the most spectacular house in Beaumont. The house was designed by Atlanta architect, Owen James Trainor Southwell, a childhood friend of Phelan. The $500,000 mansion designed was a nine-bay, two story house of limestone brick with a gabled, tile roof and sat on 28 acres of property. The estate was given to the Sisters of Charity in January of 1957 and served as a convent house. Today the city...
Dates: 1959

Looney Family Photograph Albums

 Collection
Identifier: AC-603
Abstract

Wilber C. Looney was a prominent businessman in Beaumont, Texas. When he retired he was a manager in southeast Texas for Westinghouse Electric Corp. He and his wife, Thyrza, a well-known local interior designer, resided at a now-historic home on North Eleventh and Toccoa Streets. Known then as the Vaughn House, the couple restored this Victorian cottage into a plantation-style mansion in 1948.



Dates: 1930-2011

Mildred Yount Building Photo Album

 Collection
Identifier: AC-079
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...
Dates: 1929

Roy H. Towell, Jr., Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-473
Abstract

Roy H. Towell, Jr. (1915-1996) was a local businessman in Beaumont, Texas. As an avid photographer, he took numerous photographs of parades, social events, and other topics of interest to him that occurred both in Beaumont and Houston. This collection consists of slides, photographs, and textual material that relate to his business and photography interest in the community in which he was a long-time resident.

Dates: 1910 - 1993

South Park Heritage Museum Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-459
Abstract

The South Park Heritage Museum Records is a composite collection of historical material compiled by the South Park community in Beaumont that documents its school district's heritage. The collection includes a vareity of materials including yearbooks, scrapbooks, programs, photographs, newsletters, reunion programs, film, and other memorabilia that encompasses the history of the school district, with an emphasis on the history of South Park High School.

Dates: 1891 - 2016

SPARE Beaumont Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC-721
Abstract

SPARE Beaumont is a historic land survey conducted of the city of Beaumont in 1977 by the Austin Architect Firm for the Beaumont Heritage Society. The purpose of the survey was to gather information on historic Beaumont properties. This collection contains the original survey, the regular updates, as well as photographs and negatives of the historic properties provided by Steven Lewis and Richard Gachot.

Dates: 1977-2017

Theodore Dillon Powers, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: AC-556
Abstract Ted "Dillon" Powers (1940-2011) was a graduate of Beaumont High School and Lamar University, and later a resident of Austin, Texas. He worked for the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also was Coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission. The collection consists of papers belonging primarily to Theodore Powers, Jr. and longtime family friend Olliedyne SoRelle. Other families members represented include Nathaniel Burton Powers,...
Dates: 1825 - 2000