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[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: 1885~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. There are saddled horses along the fence in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: 1885~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. It is viewed from the other side of a dirt road.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: [1885..1916]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. There are saddled horses along the fence in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: [1885..1916]
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy print of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. A gazebo is visible on the grounds, to the right, and several unidentified people are standing near one corner of the building. The words "Court House, Palestine, Texas" are written across the top of the image.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: [1885..1916]
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. A gazebo is visible on the grounds, to the right, and several unidentified people are standing near one corner of the building.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Colonel George R. Howard]

[Colonel George R. Howard]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Colonel George Robert Howard was born on June 6, 1818. He married Cornelia Cox and they 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. Their home, now referred to as “The Howard House” by local residents, is located at 1101 N. Perry Street. It was built in 1851 on land deeded to Colonel Howard from Judge Reuben Reeves on August 17, 1850. He died on December 28, 1900 and is buried in the Old section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Jane Pells]

[Jane Pells]

Date: 1887
Creator: Bailey Photography
Description: Photograph of Jane Pells. This photo was included in the Pells-Trotter collection of photos and memorabilia which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: 1890 - 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old Town section of Palestine, around the courthouse square around 1890-1900.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

Date: 1890 - 1905
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: Palestine Public Library
[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

Date: 1890 - 1905
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: Palestine Public Library