[711 N. Dechard]

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 one-story, shotgun-style frame house located at 711 N. Dechard in Palestine, Texas. The house is painted yellow with red trim and the front porch has square columns with brick piers. There is a group of people standing and sitting around the front of the house.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Creation Information

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 22 times . 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 side of a one-story, shotgun-style frame house located at 711 N. Dechard in Palestine, Texas. The house is painted yellow with red trim and the front porch has square columns with brick piers. There is a group of people standing and sitting around the front of the house.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 711 N. Dechard taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This small 1-story frame dwelling is one of the few extant historic shotgun houses in Palestine. Many similar houses stood in the city prior to World War II. Since that time, however, most have fallen victim to neglect and have been razed or destroyed. As a consequence, this property serves as an important and vivid reminder of an often overlooked part of local history.

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, 2:01 p.m.

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  • May 8, 2014, 5:53 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [711 N. Dechard], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10350/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.