[512 N. John]

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 a portion of Eilenberger’s Bakery located at 512 N. John in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, brick Two-part Commercial Block building, painted white with a red door. There are green awnings above the door and windows; the one above the entrance says "Eilenberger's Bake Shop."

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

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Photograph of a portion of Eilenberger’s Bakery located at 512 N. John in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, brick Two-part Commercial Block building, painted white with a red door. There are green awnings above the door and windows; the one above the entrance says "Eilenberger's Bake Shop."

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of the 500 Block N. John taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The remodeling for the storefront on this 2-story brick building detracts from the property’s historic character, but the second floor is relatively unaltered. The structure lacks much stylistic ornamentation, but is a good and mostly intact example of a Two-part Commercial Block building in Palestine’s historic downtown. German immigrant Frederick H. Eilenberger (1878-1959) moved his highly successful American Home Bakery to this site in 1918. Founded in 1898, the bakery was originally located at the corner of John and Oak Streets. Eilenberger sold the business to his two sons and his son-in-law in 1949; the bakery continued to sell baked bread throughout East Texas until 1968. Today the business is known as Eilenberger’s Bakery, and is famous for its fruit and pecan cakes, which it markets worldwide.

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 8, 2006, 10:08 a.m.

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  • June 13, 2014, 6:29 p.m.

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  • 31.76371, -95.633555

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [512 N. John], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10288/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.