As with any of these "small town" posts, this is by no means a complete representation of what Beaumont has to offer. I tend to focus on the physical remnants (neon signs, buildings, ghost signs, etc.) of the 1960s and earlier. I have no doubt there are many things I didn't get to while I was there. There were a couple of things which I wanted to get pictures of, but I was afraid of disturbing the
Beaumont, Texas is the Jefferson County Seat, located near the Texas Gulf Coast. It is 28 miles from the Louisiana state lane, 85 miles E of Houston, and 17 miles NW of Port Arthur.
World's (3rd) Largest Fire Hydrant (Texas Firefighters Memorial)
??? Building (left) and San Jacinto Building, with Crockett Street entrance in foreground
San Jacinto Building (Beaumont's tallest)
the 1939 First National Bank Building - one corner of what is called The Kyle Block (one of the best examples of Zig Zag architecture in Texas)
The New Rosemont Hotel - "$1.00 & UP" (I'm not sure as to the origin of the Haunted Hotel sign)
First City Building - whenever I see buildings that look like this one, I half expect Ann Marie or Mary Richards to come skipping out of the entrance. I dunno. It's one of those odd mental, engrained pop-cultural synapse connections.
Calder Cleaners - still open