Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Library System

Finding Aid for the Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers, 1923-1935



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hargrove, Hugh Maxey, 1880-1943
Title: Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers
Dates: 1923-1935
Creator Abstract: Hugh Maxey Hargrove was born in Penn, Texas, in 1880 and lived in Waco before moving to Beaumont in 1909. He worked with the San Jacinto Life Insurance Company where he became president in 1918.
Identification: AC-205
Extent: .10 cubic feet in one folder
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont Public Libraries,  695 Pearl St,  Beaumont, TX 77701

Biographical Note

Hugh Maxey Hargrove was born in Penn, Texas, in 1880 and lived in Waco before moving to Beaumont in 1909. He worked with the San Jacinto Life Insurance Company where he became president in 1918. This small collection contains 12 photographs and 6 newspaper clippings documenting the construction of the San Jacinto Building and its dedication in 1923 and 1924. The building is 15 stories tall and supports a large clock tower on top. Each clock dial is 17 feet in diameter. The collection also includes a menu from the opening of the Petroleum Room in the Edson Hotel, April 29, 1935.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings and a menu.


 

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 3 series.
Photographs
Manuscripts
Clippings

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some restrictions may apply.

Copyright

The Tyrrell Historical Library does not hold copyright for most of its collections. The researcher must secure permission to publish. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Tyrrell Historical Library. The researcher assumes full responsibility for complying with copyright, literary property rights, and libel laws.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Hargrove, Hugh Maxey
Hargrove, Virginia
Stark, Lutcher
Hobby, William P.
Organizations
San Jacinto Life Insurance Company
Howard Clock and Watch Company
Subjects
Buildings
Architecture
Hotels and motels
Restaurants
Business enterprises
Anniversaries
Governors
Locations
Beaumont (Jefferson county, Texas : inhabited place)
Genres/Formats
Photographs
Maunscripts (document genre)
Clippings (information artifacts)

Related Material

None.


Separated Material

None.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Folder Number, Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers, 1923-1935, AC-205, Tyrrell Historical Library, Beaumont, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Hargrove, 1991 July.

Processing Information

Processed by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 June.

Finding aid revised and encoded by Tyrrell Historical Library staff, 2015 June.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Hugh Maxey Hargrove Papers, 1923-1935

Arranged into three series including photographs, newspaper clippings, and a restaurant menu.
Box Folder
1 1 Completed San Jacinto Building Photograph
2 San Jacinto Vault Door Photograph
3 San Jacinto Vault Door Photograph
4 San Jacinto Clock Mechanism Photograph, 1923
5 Photograph of Architect's Original Drawing of the San Jacinto Life Insurance Company Building
6 Installation Man Holding San Jacinto Building Clock Hands Photograph
7 Close up of Clock Installation at San Jacinto Building Photograph
8 Basement Construction of San Jacinto Building Photograph, 1923
9 Attendees of the San Jacinto Building Dedication Ceremony Photograph
10 View of Beaumont from Roof of the San Jacinto Building Photograph
11 Virginia Hargrove Photograph
12 Menu from the Dedication Ceremony of the Petroleum Room at the Edson Hotel
13 Newspaper Article about the Delivery and Installation of a Vault Door for the San Jacinto Building
14 Newspaper Articles about the San Jacinto Building