Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 204 S. Magnolia taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The Queen Anne style was enormously popular in Palestine during the late 19th century, and the residential neighborhood south of the central business district contains numerous examples of the style. Few of the buildings, however, retain their integrity to such a noteworthy degree as this house. J.M. and Mattie H. McMillan were the earliest known residents of this house, which was probably constructed around the turn of the century. The McMillans lived here as early as 1926, according to city directories. By 1935, however, Mr. McMillan, who had been an engineer for the I&GN Railroad, had died; his wife continued to live in the house through the early 1940s.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library