[919 S. Magnolia]

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 the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home). The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building. There are fire escapes visible on the south side for each floor.

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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 313 times , with 6 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the front and south side of the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home). The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building. There are fire escapes visible on the south side for each floor.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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The I&GN Hospital, one of the most noteworthy landmarks in all of Palestine, has been a prominent fixture in the predominantly residential neighborhood south of the downtown area since its construction in 1921. The 3-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital, along with associated outbuilding (the Nurses Home), occupies an entire block. The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building. The hospital and nurses home retain their integrity to a remarkable degree. The International & Great Northern Railroad operated a hospital for its employees on this site beginning in 1884. Prominent Houston architect Alfred E. Finn designed the present building for the railroad, which formally opened in July 1922. Local architect Theodore S. Maffitt designed the adjacent nurses’ quarters in 1924. The main building served as medical offices for physicians in private practice for years, with the Nurses building serving as the headquarters of the Palestine chapter of the Red Cross, but both buildings have been mostly vacant for several years now.

Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991.

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, 10:30 a.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [919 S. Magnolia], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10159/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.