Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 506 E. Neches taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Most of Palestine's Tudor Revival houses are relatively small houses erected by local contractors from plans that appeared in pattern or popular magazines or were available from lumber dealers. However, a handful of local Tudor Revival houses were larger, more finely detailed and probably were designed by architects. This dwelling appears to be an example of the latter. The property is one of the finest local examples of the style, retaining its integrity to a noteworthy degree. The original owners/occupants of this house were Ernest Z. Peters and his wife Mattie, who lived here from as early as 1930 through at least the early 1940s. Mr. Peters was a clerk, and later manager, for the Silliman Hardware Company, located at 117-19 W. Crawford.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library