[300 E. Neches]

One of 667 photographs in the series: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine available on this site.

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Photograph of the front and side of a white, Tudor Revival-style frame house with wood siding, located at 300 E. Neches taken in Palestine, Texas. It has a steeply-pitched, cross-gable roof, an elaborately-detailed brick chimney on the front, and a round-arched main entrance, which is set within a small gabled extension.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore June 1991.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Palestine Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 29 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the front and side of a white, Tudor Revival-style frame house with wood siding, located at 300 E. Neches taken in Palestine, Texas. It has a steeply-pitched, cross-gable roof, an elaborately-detailed brick chimney on the front, and a round-arched main entrance, which is set within a small gabled extension.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 300 E. Neches taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The Tudor Revival style gained popularity after the Craftsman bungalow lost favor among local residents and home builders. Most of these houses were small in size and featured frame construction covered with brick. This property is somewhat small, but has wood siding over the frame construction. Architectural elements that identify the property as an example of the Tudor Revival style include the steeply pitched, cross-gable roof, the elaborately detailed brick chimney on the front, and the round-arched main entrance, which is set within a small gabled extension. Boone Hombs and his wife Inez were the original owners and occupants of this bungalow, and they continued living here until at least 1941. Mr. Hombs was co-owner of the Swift and Hombs Bookstore, located at 211 W. Main.

Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume IV, Color Slides, June 1991

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Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • June 1991

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  • March 9, 2006, 1:06 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [300 E. Neches], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10104/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.