[621 S. Michaux]

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 south side of a white, one-story frame house located at 621 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. It has architectural embellishments that are suggestive of the Queen Anne style and Stick-style brackets on the front porch.

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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 39 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the front and south side of a white, one-story frame house located at 621 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. It has architectural embellishments that are suggestive of the Queen Anne style and Stick-style brackets on the front porch.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 621 S. Michaux taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 1-story frame residence is one of the many houses in the city with architectural embellishments that are suggestive of the Queen Anne style; however, the almost Stick style of the brackets on the porch are unusual for local houses of the early 20th century. One of the most striking physical features of the house is the roof, which appears to be a replacement. Other alterations, such as the partial enclosure of the porch, detract only minimally from the dwelling’s overall historic character. L.J. Berryman, a farmer, and his wife Cora owned and occupied this house as early as 1926, according to city directories. By 1930, however, the house stood vacant. Throughout the following decade the house was occupied by a succession of renters, including A.T. Keenan, around 1933, and the Tide Water - Texas Seaboard Oil Company, about 1935. It is thought that the house was owned at the time by the Tucker Royall estate (Fannie May Royall, executrix). L.P. Woodward and his wife Mabel purchased the house on July 9, 1941. Mr. Woodward, who was in the 1940s an agent for the Sinclair Oil Company, died in 1951; his wife died in 1985.

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, 12:35 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [621 S. Michaux], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10112/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.