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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[220 W. Reagan - Grant House]

[220 W. Reagan - Grant House]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the west side of the "Grant House," a two-story, Queen Anne-style house located at 220 W. Reagan (on the corner of W. Reagan and S. May streets) in Palestine, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[410 Avenue A - Palestine Daily Herald Building]

[410 Avenue A - Palestine Daily Herald Building]

Date: 1940~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the Palestine Herald building on the 300 Block of Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a one-story, red-brick building with white masonry accents; the word "Herald" is in white stone in the center, near the top.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[922 N. Link - Joost Ozment House]

[922 N. Link - Joost Ozment House]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: In contrast to the asymmetrical forms and eclectic character of many houses of the Victorian era, residences of the 1900s and 1910s typically had more balanced and orderly exteriors. This 2-story frame house provides a vivid illustration of this trend in residential architectural history. The property is virtually unaltered, with its historic character and integrity largely intact. This house was originally built as a small one-story dwelling in the 1870s by Albert A. Joost, the son of Palestine’s first merchant. Tennessee-native James Wisdom Ozment (1842-1918) bought the house about 1910 and hired builder William Kraus to move the original structure back from the street and substantially enlarge it into a grand two-story dwelling with a classical façade. Ozment was an extremely important figure in mid and late 19th century Palestine: a member of the first city council, he was instrumental in helping restore power to local citizens in the aftermath of the Civ8il War and the occupation of Palestine by the carpetbaggers. He was the first president of Palestine National Bank, which opened in 1890. Ozment operated a dry goods store on the courthouse square and had substantial real estate holdings; in addition, he expanded the city’s first telephone service ...
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1108 N. Jackson - Rusk School]

[1108 N. Jackson - Rusk School]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Rusk School after renovations, but before the address was changed to 420 W. Palestine Avenue from 1108 N. Jackson.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Best Service Station - Palestine]

[Best Service Station - Palestine]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the Best Service Station - Palestine
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Crossing the Catfish Creek - Anderson County]

[Crossing the Catfish Creek - Anderson County]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a truck crossing a makeshift bridge across what is beleived to be the Catfish Creek in the northwestern part of Anderson County.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Demolished House]

[Demolished House]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a house that had been demolished in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Demolition of a House]

[Demolition of a House]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the demolition of a large house in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Demolition of a House]

[Demolition of a House]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the last remaining fireplace of a large house that was demolished in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Downtown Palestine]

[Downtown Palestine]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of downtown Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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