[217 W. Crawford]

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 of the Texas Theater, part of the 200 Block of W. Crawford Street in Palestine, Texas. The building is made of brick and has masonry embellishments on the facade. There is a "Texas" sign on the front of the building and the marquee says "The Music Man, Palestine Community Theatre."

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

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Photograph of the front of the Texas Theater, part of the 200 Block of W. Crawford Street in Palestine, Texas. The building is made of brick and has masonry embellishments on the facade. There is a "Texas" sign on the front of the building and the marquee says "The Music Man, Palestine Community Theatre."

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of the 200 Block W. Crawford taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. A theater was in operation in this building at least as early as 1926-27, according to city directories. At that time it was known as the Best Theatre, but by 1933-34 the name had been changed to the Texas Theater. The city’s other historic theater, the Ritz, was demolished in the 1970s, making the Texas the last remaining historic downtown movie house. A fire in the 1950s forced severe alterations at the ground-level entrance. The theater is in the process of being renovated for use by the Palestine Community Theater Group.

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, 12:47 p.m.

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  • May 6, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [217 W. Crawford], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10373/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.