[Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A]

Description:

Photograph of the northeast corner of the Anderson County Jail building located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas, taken from N. Church Street. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. A sign over the entrance says, "Anderson County Juvenile Center." There is a line of orange cones in the street in the foreground of the image, as well as several people: a man on a bicycle to the right and two women with a young girl walking around cones to the left.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Anderson County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 132
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Digitized: May 29, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Coordinates
31.764383, -95.626674
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Description:

Photograph of the northeast corner of the Anderson County Jail building located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas, taken from N. Church Street. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. A sign over the entrance says, "Anderson County Juvenile Center." There is a line of orange cones in the street in the foreground of the image, as well as several people: a man on a bicycle to the right and two women with a young girl walking around cones to the left.

Note:

The Anderson County Jail is a locally rare example of the Art Deco style, an architectural expression typically used on the design of public buildings. The jail has remained virtually unaltered since its construction. According to Sanborn maps, this building, the Anderson County Jail, was constructed in 1931. The building has been empty for some time now. Billy Bean documented the building in his 1980 survey. It was added in 1998 to National Register of Historic Places - Building #98000692

Physical Description:

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): historic buildings
Partner:
Anderson County Historical Commission
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ACHC_181
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth25689
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
31.764383, -95.626674

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