[408 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 blue, one-story frame house with white accents, located at 408 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The house has some Queen Anne-style details, including cut-away corners on the side bay.

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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. 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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Palestine Public Library

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Description

Photograph of the front and north side of a blue, one-story frame house with white accents, located at 408 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The house has some Queen Anne-style details, including cut-away corners on the side bay.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 408 S. Sycamore taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 1-story frame residence is a good, though somewhat altered, example of Palestine’s most common vernacular house forms of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The cut-away corners on the side bay reflect the influence of the Queen Anne style. The porch appears to be a 1920s replacement. Contractor J.S. Hale built this house for Thomas H. and Mary Fitts in 1905. Fitts, a Georgia native, was a conductor for the I&GN Railroad. Later owners included Jack F. Grigsby and his wife Edith, who lived here from as early as 1926 until at least 1941. Mr. Grigsby held a variety of jobs during that time; working successively as vice-president of Royall National Bank, then selling oil and gas leases from an office at 120 W. Main, and later operating the Grigsby Insurance Agency at the corner of N. Magnolia and W. Oak.

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 16, 2006, 3:22 p.m.

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  • April 18, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

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  • 31.758798, -95.630799

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [408 S. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10516/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.