[921 S. Sycamore]

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 entrance to a two-story, white frame Queen Anne-style house located at 921 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has a wrap-around front porch with elaborate jigsawn trim and an extended side wing with cut-away corners. This view shows the east side of the house which faces S. Sycamore Street.

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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 34 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 entrance to a two-story, white frame Queen Anne-style house located at 921 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has a wrap-around front porch with elaborate jigsawn trim and an extended side wing with cut-away corners. This view shows the east side of the house which faces S. Sycamore Street.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

This house is one of the more unusual local interpretations of the Queen Anne style. The two-story frame dwelling has an elaborate jigsawn trim on its front porch that typifies this architectural movement; however, the brackets in the cut-away corners of the front wing are almost suggestive of the Stick style. The house appears to retain much of its historic character and integrity. According to a local historian, this house was built for German immigrants Louis and Mary Durr in 1890. Mr. Durr owned a downtown bookstore. Later owners included Jane W. Cunningham, the widow of J. W. Cunningham, who lived here from about 1933 until at least the early 1940s.

Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume V, 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 10, 2006, 6:32 p.m.

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  • March 19, 2014, 6:08 p.m.

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  • 31.753529, -95.629654

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [921 S. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10485/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.