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  Partner: Palestine Public Library
 Decade: 1890-1899
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
[210 Crawford - J.H. Silliman Home]

[210 Crawford - J.H. Silliman Home]

Date: 1898~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the J.H. Silliman Home, located at 210 Crawford. A Mississippi native, J.H. Silliman was the proprietor of Silliman and Company – a Palestine business founded in 1871, and one of the largest hardware stores in the region. Silliman married Laura Brook, the architect’James Frith Brook's, daughter, in 1920. The family later moved to 638 S. Magnolia.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[American Home Bakery]

[American Home Bakery]

Date: c. 1899
Creator: unknown
Description: German immigrant Frederick H. Eilenberger (1878-1959) founded the the highly successful American Home Bakery and operated the business at this site on the corner of John and Oak Streets from 1898 until 1918. He moved the bakery to 512 N. John in 1918 and renamed the business the "Eilenberger Bakery". It is still in operation at the location on John Street and is famous for its fruit and pecan cakes, which it markets worldwide.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: The International and Great Northern Railroad Immigrants Home. Built to give people moving to this part of Texas a place to live until their house was built. A play on the part of the railroad to encourage settlers to immigrate to Texas right after the railroad was built in the late 1880's and early 1890's.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[I&GN Train in Palestine]

[I&GN Train in Palestine]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an International and Great Northern Train moving through Palestine. Note the Temple Opera House in the background. This photo was taken from the south side of the tracks looking toward the northeast.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Interior of the First National Bank - Palestine]

[Interior of the First National Bank - Palestine]

Date: September 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: Interior photo of the First National Bank taken in September 1893. People identified in the photo are: Ed Caldwell, W.P. McMeans, Dr. Colley, Ed Stedman, L. Gooch, J.D. Grigsby and George A. Wright.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Palestine Fire Department Band]

[Palestine Fire Department Band]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of the Palestine Fire Department Band taken in the Old-town section of Palestine. Photo was taken around the courthouse square around 1890-1900. You can see Carneys Sample Room in the background.
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
[Unidentified House 80345]

[Unidentified House 80345]

Date: c. 1890
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an unidentified house in Palestine.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library