[403 W. Main]

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 west side of the "Dilley Building" located at 403 W. Main in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, red-brick building with Victorian Italianate-style architecture, including segmental-arched hoodmolds.

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

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Photograph of the west side of the "Dilley Building" located at 403 W. Main in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, red-brick building with Victorian Italianate-style architecture, including segmental-arched hoodmolds.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Like so many of Palestine’s historic commercial buildings, this 2-story brick store had been severely altered on the ground floor, but the upper story had been changed little since its original construction. It has since been completely renovated and now houses the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. The craftsmanship of the masonry work is particularly noteworthy. The segmental-arched hoodmolds reflect an influence of the Victorian Italianate style. This commercial building, originally known as 604 Main, was built shortly after the turn of the century, according to Sanborn maps. Early occupants included a bottling works, the Armour Meat Depot, a welding shop, and a cement warehouse. Prior to construction of this building, a one-story brick building stood at this site. This building is currently being used as an extension to the GE Dilley Bldg but has the same street address.

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

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  • June 1991

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  • March 9, 2006, 11:37 a.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [403 W. Main], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10136/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.