[509 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 one-story Craftsman-inspired bungalow frame house located at 509 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. The most distinctive architectural element is the expansive side-facing gabled roof, in addition to the low-rising “eyebrow” extension on the roof’s front slope that marks the primary entrance.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Creation Information

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

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Palestine Public Library

Located in Anderson County, the Palestine Public Library provides access to information and various programs for the community's benefit. They received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in digitization of select materials, including photos taken during a Historic Resources Study in 1991.

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Photograph of the front and south side of a one-story Craftsman-inspired bungalow frame house located at 509 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. The most distinctive architectural element is the expansive side-facing gabled roof, in addition to the low-rising “eyebrow” extension on the roof’s front slope that marks the primary entrance.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 509 S. Michaux taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The most popular house form in Palestine in the period between the two World Wars was the Craftsman-inspired bungalow, and this 1-story frame house is a good example. The most distinctive architectural element is the expansive side-facing gabled roof. The low-rising “eyebrow” extension on the roof’s front slope that marks the primary entrance is another prominent physical feature. Relatively few changes detract from the house’s historic character, and the building retains much of its integrity. The house was built for Harry I. Myers and his wife Estelle around 1920. Mr. Myers was the manager of the Grand Leader Department Store, located in downtown Palestine at 217-19 W. Oak. Mrs. Myers continued to live in the house following her husband’s death in the late 1930s. The current owner believes that local architect Theodore Maffitt might have been responsible for the design of the house.

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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, 12:27 p.m.

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  • Aug. 11, 2014, 4:57 p.m.

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  • 31.756065, -95.627179

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [509 S. Michaux], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10115/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.