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 Decade: 1960-1969
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[619 S. Sycamore - A.R. Howard Home]

[619 S. Sycamore - A.R. Howard Home]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: The dominant architectural form in the neighborhood in which this 2-story house stands is Queen Anne style; however, due to massive renovations, this building is now a somewhat rare example of Victorian Italianate style. A handful of similarly detailed houses are also in this neighborhood. All are among the oldest buildings in this part of town. This house is noteworthy because of its load-bearing masonry (brick) construction and its segmental-arched openings, bracketed eaves, and low-pitched roof. Local brick manufacturer/contractor Daniel N. Darling built this house in the mid-1880s; it is said to be one of two remaining Victorian-era brick homes in the city. Pennsylvania-born A.R. Howard (b. 1852) and his wife Katie Black Howard purchased this property in 1880 and enlarged the house in 1899. Mr. Howard was employed by the I&GN Railroad for over fifty years, working in a succession of jobs that culminated in his being named Secretary-Treasurer and First Vice-President in 1890. He was active in local Masonic activities, serving as grand commander of the Knights Templar of Texas during 1900-01. His wife, an Arkansas native, oversaw the formation of the local D.A.R. chapter in this house in March 1906. The 1899 changes included the addition of ...
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Vannoy Cafe]

[Vannoy Cafe]

Date: 1960~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Vannoy Cafe. Several men and a young boy are seated at the counter; one gentleman is standing next to an open seat. Three women are behind the counter. The young woman seated at the window on the right side of the photograph has been identified as Oneta Faye Killebrew Tyer, and the woman standing beside her as Mrs. Jean Vannoy. Various items are stacked on the counter and shelf against the wall. The front door and windows are visible in the background.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Photo of a Group of Unidentified Men]

[Photo of a Group of Unidentified Men]

Date: April 3, 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an unidentified group of men. It is possible, though not proven, that these were the directors of the First National Bank during 1983.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Bratton Drug Store - Corner of N. Sycamore and W. Oak Str]

[Bratton Drug Store - Corner of N. Sycamore and W. Oak Str]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: Photo of the Bratton Drug Company, where it was located for many years at the corner of W. Oak and N. Sycamore streets in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[First Nat'l Bank - Palestine]

[First Nat'l Bank - Palestine]

Date: April 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Unidentified female employee at the First National Bank in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Bob Burroughs at Service Station]

[Bob Burroughs at Service Station]

Date: April 3, 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Bob Burroughs filling up his car with gas in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[First Nat'l Bank - Palestine]

[First Nat'l Bank - Palestine]

Date: April 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: Thomas Pickle and Mack Knowles at the First National Bank - Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Aerial View of Palestine]

[Aerial View of Palestine]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Aeriel View of Downtown Palestine
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Anderson County Cotton Growers]

[Anderson County Cotton Growers]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a couple of Cotton farmers in Anderson County
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Trinity River - Anderson County]

[Trinity River - Anderson County]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of what is probably the Trinity river from the Anderson County side.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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