[801 W. Louisiana]

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 side of a white, two-story American Four Square-style house located at 801 W. Louisiana in Palestine, Texas . It has architectural elements in several styles including a low-pitched hipped roof and extended eaves are suggestive of a local interpretation of the Prairie School while the squared porch columns and balustrade are more typical of the Classical Revival style.

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

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Photograph of the front and side of a white, two-story American Four Square-style house located at 801 W. Louisiana in Palestine, Texas . It has architectural elements in several styles including a low-pitched hipped roof and extended eaves are suggestive of a local interpretation of the Prairie School while the squared porch columns and balustrade are more typical of the Classical Revival style.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume IV, Color Slides, June 1991

Photograph of 801 W. Louisiana taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Most of the houses in the residential area that encompasses the Debard Addition and other small subdivisions immediately northwest of Palestine’s central business district are relatively small 1 or 1 ½ story vernacular houses. This 2-story residence is larger than most others in the area and, as a consequence, is a prominent landmark in the neighborhood. The building exhibits all of the physical characteristics associated with an American Four Square, a popular house form of the 1910s and 1920s. The low-pitched hipped roof and extended eaves are suggestive of a local interpretation of the Prairie School while the squared porch columns and balustrade are more typical of the Classical Revival style. During the early 20th century, this house was most prominently associated with Thomas L. Griffith and his wife Mae, who lived here from as early as 1926 through the early 1940s. Mr. Griffith was an engineer for the I&GN Railroad and, later, for Missouri Pacific.

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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 8, 2006, 4:55 p.m.

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  • July 11, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [801 W. Louisiana], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10214/: accessed July 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.