The Lamar State College Port Arthur Ruby Fuller Building was first built in 1906. The 106-year-old building began as First United Methodist Church on Procter Street before the college took possession in 1976. It was used for classrooms until 2017, when Hurricane Harvey rendered the historical building unusable. Approximately $6 million in state funds allowed the facility to be renovated and turned into a modern-day state-of-the-art school building. On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, Lamar State College Port Arthur Faculty and Staff, the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, city and county leaders and others joined together for a ribbon cutting and a tour of the renovations.