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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Resource Type: Photograph
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[Tobacco Plants in a Growers Shed]

[Tobacco Plants in a Growers Shed]

Date: c. 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of some Tobacco plants inside a growers shed in Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified House - Palestine]

[Unidentified House - Palestine]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: Photo of an unidentified two story house in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: This house is one of the most opulent and outstanding examples of the Queen Anne style in Palestine. This majestic 2 ½ story frame residence displays superb craftsmanship throughout the elaborate woodwork of the exterior. Although the porch has been screen in, the building retains much of its historic character and integrity. Prominent local architect Luther McKlemurry designed and built this house for William McBurney Broyles and his wife Caroline Scott Broyles in 1893-94. An Alabama native, Mr. Broyles (1849-1925) was a prosperous East Texas lumberman, who played an important role in the economic development of Palestine during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was active in local real estate, and developed three new additions to the town, including the Broyles Addition, on which this house is situated. Much of the exemplary millwork featured on the house was manufactured in Broyles’ own Palestine mills. The house was later occupied by son Gordon Broyles, who lived here until his death in 1987. The house is still in the Broyles family.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1211 S. Sycamore]

[1211 S. Sycamore]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: The residential neighborhood south of the historic downtown contains numerous late 19th and 20th century houses; however, this two-story frame dwelling is one of the best preserved. It displays elements associated with the Queen Anne style, most notably the angled two-story tower at the northeast corner. Contractor J.G. Winston built this house (the second on the site) for Oscar J. and Mattie Dugey in 1904. A Louisiana native, Mr. Dugey operated a sample store, and also was one of the founders of the Palestine Salt and Coal Company. From 1909 until 1930, the house served as the parsonage for the First Presbyterian Church; the Reverend J.C. Oehler was minister at that time, and he lived here with his wife Sarah. William L. and Martha Hoover owned and occupied the house from 1930-1941. William A. Morgan, a lineman for the Texas Power and Light Company, and his wife Winnie lived here from 1941 until 1945.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1103 S. Sycamore]

[1103 S. Sycamore]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: House located at 1103 S. Sycamore - Palestine
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified House - Palestine]

[Unidentified House - Palestine]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: Photo of an unidentified house located in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[716 S. Sycamore]

[716 S. Sycamore]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: This house is located at 716 S. Sycamore. It is a large two story victorian.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Cummingham House]

[Cummingham House]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: This two story victorian style house was once occupied by the Cunningham Family.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Historical Marker - Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

[Historical Marker - Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: The old Reagan School is a premier example of Tudor Revival style and is among the city’s most outstanding architectural landmarks. In July 1915 Palestinians voted for a $100,000 bond issue to cover construction costs for this building, which replaced an earlier high school in the city’s business district. Prominent Fort Worth architects Marshall R. Sanguinet and Carl Gordon Staats designed the building, while A.W. Flynt, also of Fort Worth, served as general contractor. Completed in the spring of 1916, the new school was designed for an enrollment of 300 students. From 1939 through 1966 the building served as the city’s junior high school. It was officially renamed the John H. Reagan Junior High School in 1955. From 1966 until 1976 the building housed elementary grades. After that time it was abandoned and stood vacant for several years. In 1981 a local preservation group rehabilitated the school and converted it into a museum. It remains the “Museum for East Texas Culture” today.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

[Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

Date: c. 1991
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: The old Reagan School is a premier example of Tudor Revival style and is among the city’s most outstanding architectural landmarks. In July 1915 Palestinians voted for a $100,000 bond issue to cover construction costs for this building, which replaced an earlier high school in the city’s business district. Prominent Fort Worth architects Marshall R. Sanguinet and Carl Gordon Staats designed the building, while A.W. Flynt, also of Fort Worth, served as general contractor. Completed in the spring of 1916, the new school was designed for an enrollment of 300 students. From 1939 through 1966 the building served as the city’s junior high school. It was officially renamed the John H. Reagan Junior High School in 1955. From 1966 until 1976 the building housed elementary grades. After that time it was abandoned and stood vacant for several years. In 1981 a local preservation group rehabilitated the school and converted it into a museum. It remains the “Museum for East Texas Culture” today.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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