[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Date: c. 1885
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an ornate building identified as the Anderson County Courthouse. In 1885, Palestine, like most of the country, was in the midst of a depression, complicated by a series of railroad strikes, so there was little new construction. However, Anderson County had to have a new courthouse because the old one was literally falling down. And they were determined to have the finest and most up-to-date building that could be constructed. The Architect that was hired was William C. Dodson of Waco and building commenced in June of 1885 after demolition was completed on the old building. It was completed in May 1886 at a cost of $40,000 and was indeed impressive looking with it's tall three story dome and clocktower. The life of the building was cut short when a couple of incendiaries set fire to it on the night of January 6, 1913, in order to destroy evidence against one of them. The plan failed because the actual court records were housed in fireproof rooms, which were not damaged.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
The Palestine Advocate. (Palestine, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1881

The Palestine Advocate. (Palestine, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1881

Date: March 17, 1881
Creator: Ewing, J. W.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
The Palestine Advocate. (Palestine, Tex.), Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1911

The Palestine Advocate. (Palestine, Tex.), Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1911

Date: July 21, 1911
Creator: Deming, Rose F.
Description: Weekly newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
Contributing Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 4, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 5, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 4, No. 24, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 5, 1905

Date: August 5, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 288, Ed. 1, Friday, June 9, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 288, Ed. 1, Friday, June 9, 1905

Date: June 9, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 282, Ed. 1, Friday, June 2, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 282, Ed. 1, Friday, June 2, 1905

Date: June 2, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 4, No. 9, Ed. 1, Wednesday, July 19, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 4, No. 9, Ed. 1, Wednesday, July 19, 1905

Date: July 19, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 297, Ed. 1, Tuesday, June 20, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 297, Ed. 1, Tuesday, June 20, 1905

Date: June 20, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 307, Ed. 1, Saturday, July 1, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 307, Ed. 1, Saturday, July 1, 1905

Date: July 1, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 279, Ed. 1, Tuesday, May 30, 1905

Palestine Daily Herald (Palestine, Tex), Vol. 3, No. 279, Ed. 1, Tuesday, May 30, 1905

Date: May 30, 1905
Creator: Hamilton, W. M.
Description: Daily newspaper from Palestine, Texas that includes local, state and national news along with extensive advertising.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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