[211 W. Dallas]

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 "J.H. Pusch House," a one-story frame house located at 211 W. Dallas in Palestine, Texas. The front porch and car port have square columns with brick piers.

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

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Photograph of the "J.H. Pusch House," a one-story frame house located at 211 W. Dallas in Palestine, Texas. The front porch and car port have square columns with brick piers.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 211 W. Dallas taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Most of the houses in the residential neighborhood south of downtown are dwellings with Queen Anne stylistic features. This 1-story frame dwelling, however, is indicative of the kind of houses built in the 1920s as infill. Similar examples survive in other parts of the city, but few retain their historic character and integrity to such a noteworthy degree. According to deed records, J.H. Pusch built this house shortly after he purchased the property from James Healey in 1893. Around 1900, Pusch and his second wife, Love Padon, borrowed money to substantially remodel the dwelling; H.S. Weaver was the contractor for the remodeling project. Pusch died in 1914; several years later, his widow began renting the house to others, and then she and her children relocated to Houston. A fire severely damaged the rear of the building in 1925; soon afterwards Mollie Cooper purchased the house and hired contractor Will Skelton to do repairs and remodeling. Cooper died in 1937, and left the house to her half-sister, Amanda Flockhart, who remained there until her own death in 1951. Part of the front porch was removed to make a carport in 1950. The house is currently used as rental property.

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, 1:26 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [211 W. Dallas], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10358/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.