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  Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
 Decade: 1890-1899
[The Brownies of Palestine]

[The Brownies of Palestine]

Date: 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: A Collage of prominent Palestine businessmen titled "The Brownies of Palestine" "Wish you a Happy New Year". Photos are identified left to right as: F. Hufsmith, D.J. Price, V.F. DuBose, J.W. Cuningham, N.R. Royal, W.M. Lacy, Henry Ash, A. Teah, G.A. Wright, W.P. Siddons, A.R. Howard and W.J. Taylor.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[City Officials posing for Photograph]

[City Officials posing for Photograph]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the city employees standing on the steps of an unidentified building in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

Date: c. 1898
Creator: Bushnell
Description: The man in this photograph has been tentatively identified as having been a soldier during the Spanish American war. On the back of the photograph it reads "Property of J.F. Grigsby - 408 So. Sycamore Street, Palestine Texas". The photo is now owned by the Anderson County Historical Commission.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Temple Opera House]

[Temple Opera House]

Date: 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[The Brownies of Palestine]

[The Brownies of Palestine]

Date: 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: A Collage of prominent Palestine businessmen titled "The Brownies of Palestine" "Wish you a Happy New Year". Photos are identified left to right as: F. Hufsmith, D.J. Price, V.F. DuBose, J.W. Cuningham, N.R. Royal, W.M. Lacy, Henry Ash, A. Teah, G.A. Wright, W.P. Siddons, A.R. Howard and W.J. Taylor.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[American Home Bakery]

[American Home Bakery]

Date: c. 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: German immigrant Frederick H. Eilenberger (1878-1959) founded the the highly successful American Home Bakery and operated the business at this site on the corner of John and Oak Streets from 1898 until 1918. He moved the bakery to 512 N. John in 1918 and renamed the business the "Eilenberger Bakery". It is still in operation at the location on John Street and is famous for its fruit and pecan cakes, which it markets worldwide.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: The International and Great Northern Railroad Immigrants Home. Built to give people moving to this part of Texas a place to live until their house was built. A play on the part of the railroad to encourage settlers to immigrate to Texas right after the railroad was built in the late 1880's and early 1890's.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Spring Street - Palestine]

[Spring Street - Palestine]

Date: c. 1895
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Spring Street looking west.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
Contributing Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission
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