Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 504 E. Neches taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. At the time that the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine was done (between 1989-1993) this 2-story brick house was standing abandoned and in poor condition; nonetheless, it displayed noteworthy craftsmanship and design features. Stylistically, the property is classified as Tudor Revival, an architectural movement that gained popularity locally during the late 1920s and 1930s. When completed about 1930, this house was one of the finest examples of the style in Palestine, but its deteriorated state at the time the photo was taken detracts from the property's historic character. However, it still retains sufficient integrity to be significant. According to Palestine city directories, DeWitt W. and Corinne Peale lived here as early as 1935. By 1941, however, they had moved across the street to 503 E. Neches. At that time this house was occupied by Benjamin G. and Louise Liles. Mr. Liles worked at Paramount Cleaners.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library