[708 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 and north side of a 2 ½-story frame house located at 708 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It is painted red with white trim and has Queen Anne-style architecture, including a 3-story corner tower.

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

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  • Palestine (Tex.) Provided financial assistance for the Historical Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas.

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Photograph of the front and north side of a 2 ½-story frame house located at 708 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It is painted red with white trim and has Queen Anne-style architecture, including a 3-story corner tower.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 708 S. Sycamore taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 2 ½ story frame dwelling, with its 3-story corner tower is one of the better illustrations of the popular Queen Anne style, although changes to the front porch and the addition on the south elevation detract somewhat from the house’s overall historic character and integrity. According to one owner, W.B. Johnson built this house in 1902-03 to plans by architect J.S. Moad. The original occupants were Barney and Lena Pearlstone, who lived her from 1903 until 1905, when Hyman and Mabel Pearlstone acquired the house. Mr. H. Pearlstone, who operated the Pearlstone Grocery at 108 S. Sycamore, resided here with his wife until 1924. The house is also prominently associated with William M. and Auba Hamilton, who owned and occupied the house from 1925 until 1972. During the 1920s Mr. Hamilton was owner and publisher of the Palestine Daily Herald; later, he was the proprietor of W.M. Hamilton & sons, which published several local and regional newspapers.

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, 5:52 p.m.

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  • 31.756037, -95.630142

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [708 S. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10495/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.