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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Decade: 1940-1949
[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: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: The Palestine Herald building was originally completed during 1924 and housed the newspaper until 1981. As per the January 24, 1925 issue of the Palestine Daily Herald, "It was a 40 x 100' building of fire-proof construction, and modern in every sense of the word. The plant consists of a Goss Comet newspaper press, models 14 and 8 linotypes, pony cylinder, a battery of job presses and all other necessary equipment for an up-to-date newspaper plant and job printing office." The newspaper was moved in 1981 to a building on Elm and Lacy Street and the building was sold to the First Presbyterian Church. The inside of the building was refurbished by the church and has been named the W.B. Robinson Hall.
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
[1215 Anacapa St - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

[1215 Anacapa St - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: 1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Calif. Home of William S. Blackshear. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, CA.]

[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, CA.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) Side of 1215 Anacapa St. 1946 - W.S.B. purchased it for $14,500. The date I purchased this property spent about $3,000.00 on it for paint and improvements. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

[1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca.]

Date: April 12, 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: 1215 Anacapa St. - Santa Barbara, Ca. Home of William S. Blackshear. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Alf and his mother, Mrs. Morris]

[Alf and his mother, Mrs. Morris]

Date: December 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) Alf and Mrs. Morris, his mother, as he was on his way to officers training school - Jan 1943. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Alf Morris Jr. and His Mother, Mrs. Morris]

[Alf Morris Jr. and His Mother, Mrs. Morris]

Date: September 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Alf Morris Jr. and his mother, Mrs. Morris. He was age 28 at the time this photo was taken in 1944. He became ill at age 30. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
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
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