[407 S. May]

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 L-plan frame house located at 407 S. May in Palestine, Texas. It has some Queen Anne-style ornamentation including the bay window that extends from the front projecting wing and the porch with its turned-wood columns and frieze.

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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 18 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 L-plan frame house located at 407 S. May in Palestine, Texas. It has some Queen Anne-style ornamentation including the bay window that extends from the front projecting wing and the porch with its turned-wood columns and frieze.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

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.

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, 11:45 a.m.

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  • Aug. 11, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [407 S. May], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10133/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.