[704 Avenue A]

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 east side of the Anderson County Jail located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas, taken from N. Church Street. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building.

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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 44 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 east side of the Anderson County Jail located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas, taken from N. Church Street. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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The Anderson County Jail is a locally rare example of the Art Deco style, an architectural expression typically used on the design of public buildings. The jail has remained virtually unaltered since its construction. According to Sanborn maps, this building, the Anderson County Jail, was constructed in 1931. The building has been empty for some time now. Billy Bean documented the building in his 1980 survey. It was added in 1998 to National Register of Historic Places - Building #98000692

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, 1:22 a.m.

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  • June 16, 2014, 6:54 p.m.

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  • 31.764223, -95.626667

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [704 Avenue A], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10429/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.