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[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957. Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine. The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner. The first census of early Palestine was compiled n 1848 by Mrs. John Mallard, and included the families ...
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[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church]

[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the front of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a red-brick building with white stone accents that has a Gothic architecture design including leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. There is a tall silver spire above the tower on the left side of the building. A smaller building is visible to the left.
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[412 S. Royall - Royall House]

[412 S. Royall - Royall House]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Copy negative of the front of a two-story house located at 416 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. There are people on the porch and in the front yard.
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[Bowers Mansion - 301 S. Magnolia]

[Bowers Mansion - 301 S. Magnolia]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the north and east sides of the "Bowers Mansion" located at 301 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story house that has Victorian Italiante-style architectural elements (including a small cupola with bracketed eaves and narrow, paired windows), and a two-tiered porch with Queen Anne-style turned- and jigsawn- wood trim. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
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[Centenary Methodist Church - Palestine Texas]

[Centenary Methodist Church - Palestine Texas]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: This is a picture of the first Centenary Methodist Church. It was built around 1884 and was in use until sometime around 1910, when a new building was constructed at 422 S. Magnolia.
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[Daughters of the Confederacy]

[Daughters of the Confederacy]

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: This picture was made at a state convention of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at Corsicana Texas, 1900. The flag in the process of being folded is of unknown origin. It was returned from New Orleans with the effects of Col. William Lull and was supposed, from its single star, to have belonged to Texas. It's description: Gray field, red star, gray and blue stripes, heavy red fringe entirely surrounding it.
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[Elkhart, Texas]

[Elkhart, Texas]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Main Street, Elkhart Texas. This whole town burned at one point and when it was rebuilt, all the main buildings were made of brick.
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[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, facing the rounded north wall of the church. The altar is visible in the center of the image and there area series of stained-glass windows in the wall behind the altar; there is a also a mural of Jesus and angels painted on the domed roof above the altar area.
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[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, Texas, showing an altar area surrounded by decorative stained-glass windows and a religious mural.
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[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Date: 1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, Texas, including an altar area surrounded by decorative stained-glass windows and a religious mural. Other religious symbols are on the wall outside the recessed altar area, and rows of pews are visible in the foreground.
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