[412 S. Royall - Royall House]

Description:

Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story house, located at 416 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has a long, wrap-around porch with Ionic columns and brick around the lower level of the house.

Creator(s): McReynolds, Oliver
Location(s): United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Creation Date: 1979~  
Partner(s):
Anderson County Historical Commission
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Usage:
Total Uses: 93
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1979~
  • Digitized: May 28, 2007
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
Coordinates
31.757224, -95.62866
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
1979~  
Description:

Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story house, located at 416 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has a long, wrap-around porch with Ionic columns and brick around the lower level of the house.

Note:

Georgia-native Nathaniel Royster Royall (1846-1905) and his wife Annie Richardson Royall built this house in 1883-84. Local historians suggest that the house incorporates elements of Galveston homes Mr. Royall had seen; the fanciful original paint scheme (red and white) was indeed suggestive of a summer resort hotel. A Confederate veteran, Mr. Royall moved to Palestine in 1873 and purchased a one-third interest in a general mercantile and banking business. By 1893 he had taken over active control of the business, which he continued solely as a private bank. Public operations began in April 1904 with the opening of the Royall National Bank of Palestine. This same bank later became the Hibernia Bank and then was purchased later by Capitol One. It is still open today. The house is still in the Royall family.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): houses | historic buildings
Partner:
Anderson County Historical Commission
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2007
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ACHC238
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth25773
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public
Points
31.757224, -95.62866

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