[809 N. Jackson]

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 north side of a white, one-story frame house located at 809 N. Jackson in Palestine, Texas. It has T-plan style architecture including a central front-projecting wing with Craftsman-inspired detailing such as the triangular knee braces in the gable end and the tapered box columns on the porch.

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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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Palestine Public Library

Located in Anderson County, the Palestine Public Library provides access to information and various programs for the community's benefit. They received a Rescuing Texas History grant to aid in digitization of select materials, including photos taken during a Historic Resources Study in 1991.

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Photograph of the front and north side of a white, one-story frame house located at 809 N. Jackson in Palestine, Texas. It has T-plan style architecture including a central front-projecting wing with Craftsman-inspired detailing such as the triangular knee braces in the gable end and the tapered box columns on the porch.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 809 N. Jackson taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This small frame dwelling is a vernacular domestic building erected in the early 20th century. The central front-projecting wing is a physical feature usually seen on T-plan houses, and is similar to the one seen at 707 N. Jackson Street. The Craftsman-inspired detailing (the triangular knee braces in the gable end and the tapered box columns on the porch) may be applied ornamentation from the 1920s or many suggest that the front wing is an addition from this time period. Nevertheless, the house retains much of its historic character and integrity. Arlin P. and Isabelle Roscoe owned and occupied this house from as early as 1926 through at least 1941, according to Palestine city directories. In the 1920s, Mr. Roscoe worked in the machinery department of the I&GN Railroad; later, in the 1930s and 1940s, he was employed as a painter 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 8, 2006, 9:23 a.m.

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  • June 18, 2014, 3:36 p.m.

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  • 31.766338, -95.637561

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [809 N. Jackson], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10294/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.