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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo a class of students that attended Rusk School in Palestine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a group of students that attended Rusk School in Palestine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

[Rusk School Students - Palestine]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of unidentified second and third grade students that attended Rusk School, located in Palestine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[1101 N. Perry - Howard House]

[1101 N. Perry - Howard House]

Date: 1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Howard House was the former home of Colonel George Howard and his wife, Cornelia Cox Howard. Built in 1851 the house is located on land deeded August 17, 1850 to Colonel Howard from Judge Reuben Reeves and his wife, Sarah. Colonel Howard and Mrs. Howard came to Palestine from Tennessee in 1849. Given the title of Colonel when he organized a company of men during the Civil War, he later served in the Texas Legislature, held several county offices and was Mayor of Palestine from 1886-1887. Colonel Howard was an active merchant in Palestine and in 1855 his store was located on the east side of the courthouse square. The Howard House of Greek revival influence is one of the best preserved examples of the ante bellum homes in the city. A walk of handmade brick leads to the house with its pillared portico and a center hall runs through the house with rooms on either side. There are a number of furnishings and other interesting items which are original to the house including a beautifully carved piano. The home remained in the possession of descendants of the Howard family until it was purchased by the City of Palestine ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Date: 1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957. Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine. The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner. The first census of early Palestine was compiled n 1848 by Mrs. John Mallard, and included the families ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified House 01317]

[Unidentified House 01317]

Date: c. 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an unidentified house thought to be on S. Magnolia Street in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Sycamore Trees on S. Sycamore Street]

[Sycamore Trees on S. Sycamore Street]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a postcard showing the Sycamore trees that once lined S. Sycamore street in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified House in the Snow]

[Unidentified House in the Snow]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an unidentified house in the snow.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[International and Great Northern Train]

[International and Great Northern Train]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: I&GN Train at the Palestine Depot.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Hotel O'Neill - 313 Spring Street]

[Hotel O'Neill - 313 Spring Street]

Date: 1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of storefronts on Spring Street in Palestine, Texas. There are two connected brick buildings, two stories on the left and four stories on the right; they have some brick embellishments around the windows. The first building appears to have two storefronts that have a sidewalk cover across the front and a barber's pole on the left corner as well as the words "Bus Station" on one window. To the right, a store labeled "O'Neill Drug Store" is in the larger building, and a roof with a second-story balcony is visible on the far right, over another entrance. There are cars parked along the street and several people visible outside the buildings.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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