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 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[611 S. Sycamore]

[611 S. Sycamore]

Date: February 1992
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: This 2-story frame dwelling represents the kind of late 19th and early 20th century houses that prevail in the neighborhood south of Palestine’s historic downtown. Alterations on the porch and the placement of synthetic siding over the original exterior finish diminish the building’s historic character. According to one owner, D.J. and Lillian Price had this house built in 1890, and they continued to live here through the early 1930s. Mr. Price was a general passenger agent for the I&GN Railroad. By 1935 the house was occupied by renter Henry B. Bovy, a timekeeper for Missouri Pacific. Later, during the early 1940s, renters William S. and Ina V. White lived here. Mr. White was a salesman for the Texas Power & Light Company.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[715 S. Magnolia]

[715 S. Magnolia]

Date: February 1992
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of 715 S. Magnolia taken from the road. One of the most popular building types in Palestine is the modified L-plan house. This dwelling is a good example. With its distinctive hipped roof and gabled extensions, the house displays some Queen Anne and Classical Revival architectural embellishments. The use of shingles in the gable ends and the dormer are indicative of the Queen Anne style, while the small Doric-like columns and simple balustrade on the porch reflect an influence of the Classical Revival style. In good condition and with few alterations, the house retains its integrity to a high degree. Prominent local architect John S. Moad designed this house in 1902 for James A. and Mathilda Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was the chief dispatcher for the I&GN Railroad. Later owners included E.M. Burrell, owner of Murrell’s Variety Store (located at 115 W. Main), and his wife Odis, who lived here during the mid-1920s. From as early as 1935 through at least 1941, the house was owned and occupied by Walter S. and Ellen Miller.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[717 S. Sycamore]

[717 S. Sycamore]

Date: February 1992
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Description: Photograph of the front and part of the south side of a two-story frame house located in 717 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style details on the porch woodwoork and gable ends with Italianate-style influences (including round-arched upper sashes on the second floor windows, and pedimented architraves).
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[805 S. Sycamore - George Edward Dilley House]

[805 S. Sycamore - George Edward Dilley House]

Date: February 1992
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Description: Photograph of the northeast corner of the "George Edward Dilley House" located at 805 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The two-story house is painted white and has decorative woodwork around the front porch, as well as a mansard roof and a widow's walk with cast iron handrails. There is a decorative metal fence enclosing the yard.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1003 S. Magnolia]

[1003 S. Magnolia]

Date: February 1992
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Description: Photograph of the front a two-story house located at 1003 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is painted white with blue trim and has some classical-style details including a two-story front porch and columns; it also has some Prairie School-style features including a low-pitched roof and extended eaves.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1209 S. Sycamore]

[1209 S. Sycamore]

Date: February 1992
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: Though many Queen Anne-style dwellings survive in Palestine, few retain their integrity to such a high degree as this 2 ½ story residence on S. Sycamore. Most of the noteworthy detailing is on the porch and in the gable ends. A local historian notes that this house was built for prominent local attorney Judge N.B. Morris in 1902. City directories note that later owners included David and Mattie Holley, who lived here from as early as 1926 until at least 1941. At that time, Mr. Holley was assistant manager of the Silliman Hardware Company.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

Date: February 1992
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
[I&GN Railroad Hospital - 919 S. Magnolia]

[I&GN Railroad Hospital - 919 S. Magnolia]

Date: February 1992
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of part of the front of the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home). The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Trinity Presbyterian Church - 1220 S. Sycamore]

[Trinity Presbyterian Church - 1220 S. Sycamore]

Date: February 1992
Creator: Oliver McReynolds
Description: Trinity Presbytiran Church located at 1220 S. Sycamore Street.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A]

[Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A]

Date: 1992
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Description: Photograph of the front of the Anderson County Jail located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. The words "Anderson County Jail" are written in the stonework above the entrance on the left side of the image.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library