[201 E. Oak - Ivanhoe Lodge No. 15 - Knights of Pythias Hall]

[201 E. Oak - Ivanhoe Lodge No. 15 - Knights of Pythias Hall]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 201 E. Oak taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. As per the 1898-1899 Palestine City Directory, this was the home of the Knights of Pythias.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[201 E. Oak - Ivanhoe Lodge No. 15 - Knights of Pythias Hall]

[201 E. Oak - Ivanhoe Lodge No. 15 - Knights of Pythias Hall]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 201 E. Oak taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. As per the 1898-1899 Palestine City Directory, this was the home of the Knights of Pythias.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[100 Block E. Oak]

[100 Block E. Oak]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of the 100 Block E. Oak taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[500 Block S. Magnolia]

[500 Block S. Magnolia]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of the 500 Block S. Magnolia taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[600 Block S. May]

[600 Block S. May]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of the 600 Block S. May taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[400 Block S. Michaux - Reagan School]

[400 Block S. Michaux - Reagan School]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of the 400 Block S. Michaux taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The old Reagan School is a premier example of Tudor Revival style and is among the city’s most outstanding architectural landmarks. In July 1915 Palestinians voted for a $100,000 bond issue to cover construction costs for this building, which replaced an earlier high school in the city’s business district. Prominent Fort Worth architects Marshall R. Sanguinet and Carl Gordon Staats designed the building, while A.W. Flynt, also of Fort Worth, served as general contractor. Completed in the spring of 1916, the new school was designed for an enrollment of 300 students. From 1939 through 1966 the building served as the city’s junior high school. It was officially renamed the John H. Reagan Junior High School in 1955. From 1966 until 1976 the building housed elementary grades. After that time it was abandoned and stood vacant for several years. In 1981 a local preservation group rehabilitated the school and converted it into a museum. It remains the “Museum for East Texas Culture” today.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[627 S. May]

[627 S. May]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 627 S. May taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[407 S. May]

[407 S. May]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 407 S. May taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. One of the most common vernacular house forms in Palestine is the L-plan. This 1-story frame house is a noteworthy example. Distinguishing ornamentation includes the bay window that extends from the front projecting wing and the porch with its turned-wood columns and frieze. These architectural elements are indicative of the Queen Anne style, which was popular in Palestine during the late 19th century. Few alterations detract from its historic character and the building retains much of its integrity. Herbert Lassiter and his wife Ida were the earliest known owners of this house, which was built around 1890. They lived here as early as 1926, according to city directories. Mr. Lassiter owned the Lassiter Motor Company, located downtown at 403 W. Main. By 1933 the house was occupied by renters Thomas Boyd Perry and his wife Molly, who remained here through the early 1940s. Mr. Perry was a telegraph operator for Missouri Pacific.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[311 W. Main]

[311 W. Main]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 311 W. Main taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Although stucco covers its original exterior walls, this 2-story structure is one of the least altered historic commercial buildings in downtown Palestine. The property resembles its neighbor to the west (313-15 E. Main); however, ground floor alterations are less severe. This commercial building was erected in 1891, according to Sanborn maps. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it housed a variety of businesses, including a grocery and the Elite Dry Cleaning Company. In the 1930s it was known as the “Wilson Building”; in the 1940s, the “Martin Building”.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[317 - 319 W. Main]

[317 - 319 W. Main]

Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Description: Photograph of 317 W. Main taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This property burned in the summer of 1992 and was razed soon thereafter. Built in 1903, this commercial building was originally known as 418-20 Main. It housed a variety of businesses during the early 20th century, including: a grocery, a hardware store, a confectionary, and a restaurant. The second floor held some meeting rooms for the local Elk’s Lodge during the 1910s.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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