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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Resource Type: Photograph
 Decade: 1960-1969
[722 S. Magnolia - Lucas Davey House]

[722 S. Magnolia - Lucas Davey House]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: This opulent Queen Anne-style house is one of Palestine’s premier historic dwellings. Distinctive features include the asymmetrical massing, a richness in details and materials and superb craftsmanship. The house is a textbook example of the Queen Anne style. A large addition has been built onto the rear, but the owners have been careful to reproduce the kinds of detailing and materials seen on the historic portion of the house. Cotton broker Samuel Lucas, a New Orleans native, and his wife, Esther Goldberg Lucas, purchased this lot in December 1892, and began building this house soon afterwards. Architect John S. Moad designed the dwelling; Moad was responsible for a number of notable Texas buildings, including Palestine’s First Christian Church and the now-demolished Railroad Y.M.C.A. Galveston-native Martin A. Davey purchased the property in September 1927. Davey’s knowledge of the geology of Anderson County led him to the discovery of several oil fields in the region, including the lucrative Boggy Creek field; he is generally regarded as the “father of the East Texas oil business.” In 1936 Palestine voted Davey its “number-one citizen.” Davey donated approximately 300 acres to Anderson County in the late 1930s, which later became Davey Dogwood Park. Mr. and ...
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[1011 N. Perry - Howard House]

[1011 N. Perry - Howard House]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: The Howard House was the former home of Colonel George Howard and his wife, Cornelia Cox Howard. Built in 1851 the house is located on land deeded August 17, 1850 to Colonel Howard from Judge Reuben Reeves and his wife, Sarah. Colonel Howard and Mrs. Howard came to Palestine from Tennessee in 1849. Given the title of Colonel when he organized a company of men during the Civil War, he later served in the Texas Legislature, held several county offices and was Mayor of Palestine from 1886-1887. Colonel Howard was an active merchant in Palestine and in 1855 his store was located on the east side of the courthouse square. The Howard House of Greek revival influence is one of the best preserved examples of the ante bellum homes in the city. A walk of handmade brick leads to the house with its pillared portico and a center hall runs through the house with rooms on either side. There are a number of furnishings and other interesting items which are original to the house including a beautifully carved piano. The home remained in the possession of descendants of the Howard family until it was purchased by the City of Palestine ...
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[Aerial View of Knox Glass Company]

[Aerial View of Knox Glass Company]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial view of the Knox Glass Company in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Aerial View of Palestine]

[Aerial View of Palestine]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial photo of Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Aerial View of Palestine]

[Aerial View of Palestine]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Aeriel View of Downtown Palestine
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Aerial View of Palestine]

[Aerial View of Palestine]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Aerial view of Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Alfred Jr., Thelma and Ben Morris]

[Alfred Jr., Thelma and Ben Morris]

Date: January 18, 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: (Back of photo) Alfred Morris Jr., Thelma (wife) and Ben (son) Jan 18, 1962 Ben will be 2 years old. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Amanda Blackshear]

[Amanda Blackshear]

Date: December 1962
Creator: unknown
Description: School Photo of Amanda Blackshear taken Dec 1962 - 1st. Grade - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Anderson County Cotton Growers]

[Anderson County Cotton Growers]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of a couple of Cotton farmers in Anderson County
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[B. C. Lively]

[B. C. Lively]

Date: 1969
Creator: unknown
Description: B. C. Lively served as Mayor of Palestine from 1969 until 1971.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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