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 Resource Type: Photograph
 Decade: 1850-1859
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

[Bascoms Chapel Methodist Church - Palestine]

Date: c. 1850
Creator: unknown
Description: There has been an active Methodist presence in Palestine since about 1850. At that time the only local congregation met in Bascom’s Chapel, an extant building located at 812 N. Mallard, which has since been converted into a private residence. During the early 20th century the original congregation split, with some members establishing this church, the Centenary Methodist Church, and some founding Grace United Methodist Church, located just north of downtown.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Eugene, Arthur and Mrs. Thomas Bancroft

Date: 1858
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Mrs. Thomas Bancroft and her two sons, Eugene William Bancroft on her right and Arthur J. Bancroft on her left. Mrs. Bancroft is wearing a dark dress, white gloves, lace collar and a bonnet with a large bow tied underneath her chin. She has her arm around Eugene who is wearing a dark dress with white collar. Arthur is wearing a dark outfit with white collar.
Contributing Partner: Heritage House Museum