[609 N. Fowler]

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, two-story frame house located at 609 N. Fowler Palestine, Texas. it has a 2-tiered inset porch with square columns.

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

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Photograph of the front and north side of a white, two-story frame house located at 609 N. Fowler Palestine, Texas. it has a 2-tiered inset porch with square columns.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 609 N. Fowler taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 2-story frame dwelling is one of the most unusual vernacular house forms identified during the historic resources survey. The 2-tiered inset porch is not common to Palestine; this kind of porch is seen most often on mid- to late- 19th century houses in older communities on the Texas Gulf coast. The house appears to be virtually unaltered, with much of its integrity intact. Harry M. McMahan and his wife Ethel owned and occupied this house as early as 1926, through the early 1940s. In the mid- 1920s Mr. McMahan sold groceries at 211 Oak; in later years he managed oil leases, first at 304 W. Oak and later at 302 ½ W. Main.

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 7, 2006, 5:19 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [609 N. Fowler], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10341/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.