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