[101 W. Spring]

Description:

Photograph of the northeast corner of "The Gregg-Link Building" located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas, taken at the intersection of Sycamore and Main streets. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing.

Creator(s): Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location(s): United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Creation Date: June 1991
Partner(s):
Palestine Public Library
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 87
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 1991
  • Digitized: March 6, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Coordinates
31.762216, -95.631422
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
June 1991
Description:

Photograph of the northeast corner of "The Gregg-Link Building" located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas, taken at the intersection of Sycamore and Main streets. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing.

Note:

Photograph of 101 E. Spring taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Photo taken from the east side of the building looking west - southwest. This 3-story commercial building is in poor condition, although efforts are currently underway to restore the property to its historic appearance. The original parapet and windows have been removed; nonetheless, the building displays outstanding craftsmanship and remains a prominent historic architectural landmark in Palestine’s central business district. Stylistic detailing is suggestive of the Romanesque Revival style, a popular choice for commercial buildings in Palestine during the late 19th century. According to a local historian, this commercial building was built jointly by three civic leaders and businessmen who were among Palestine’s most prominent citizens during the early 20th century: Congressman Alexander W. Gregg, Dr. Edwin W. Link, and Judge John Link. Sanborn maps indicate that the upper floors of the building housed professional offices during the building’s earliest years, while the first floor housed a variety of businesses, including a saddlery, a tin shop, a grocery, and a restaurant.

Note:

Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume V, Color Slides, June 1991

Physical Description:

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Historical Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas. 1989-1991 | commercial buildings | historic buildings
Contributor(s):
Added Title: [101 W. Spring - The Gregg - Link Building]
Series Title: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine
Partner:
Palestine Public Library
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: an-101-e-spring
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth10566
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
31.762216, -95.631422

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