[811 N. Esplanade]

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 "Robert and Elizabeth Morrow House," a light-colored, one-story, L-plan frame house located at 811 N. Esplanade in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style detailing in the porch and in the gable end. This architectural expression is most often seen on houses of the 1890s and very early 1900s, which makes this house one of the last to employ this type of ornamentation.

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

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Photograph of the front and south side of the "Robert and Elizabeth Morrow House," a light-colored, one-story, L-plan frame house located at 811 N. Esplanade in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style detailing in the porch and in the gable end. This architectural expression is most often seen on houses of the 1890s and very early 1900s, which makes this house one of the last to employ this type of ornamentation.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 811 N. Esplanade taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The L-plan house attained great popularity locally during the residential construction boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This 1-story frame dwelling is a well-preserved example of this plan. Reportedly built in 1914, this house has Queen Anne-style detailing in the porch and in the gable end. This architectural expression is most often seen on houses of the 1890s and very early 1900s, which makes this house one of the last to employ this type of ornamentation. Unlike its one-time identical neighbor to the north, this dwelling retains its historic character and integrity to an exceptional degree. According to the current owner, John Roscoe and his wife Augusta were the first occupants of this house, which was built in 1914. Robert E. and Elizabeth Morrow owned and occupied the dwelling as early as 1926, according to city directories, and remained here until at least the mid-1930s. Later occupants included F.H. Eilenberger, of Eilenberger’s Bakery. By 1941, the house was occupied by Jack R. Fortson and his wife Annette.

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 8, 2006, 2:17 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [811 N. Esplanade], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10345/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.