[318 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 white, two-story house with blue trim, located at 318 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Victorian Italianate-style details, including a one-story bay window.

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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 52 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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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 and north side of a white, two-story house with blue trim, located at 318 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Victorian Italianate-style details, including a one-story bay window.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 318 S. Sycamore taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Fire severely damaged the building at the time it was initially identified in December 1989. This house nonetheless retained some of its Victorian Italianate detailing, including the 1-story bay window. According to a local historian, John Randolph Hearne and his wife Albina Reagan Hearn, a niece of John H. Reagan, began building this house around 1877. Mr. Hearne, for whom the town of Hearne, Texas, is named, was a druggist and prominent civic leader. Later owners/occupants of the house included the family of Nathaniel Wyche Hunter, Anderson County pioneers. Mr. Hunter was at one time the Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of Texas. A descendant, Mary Kate Hunter, occupied the house during the 1920s through at least the 1940s. A historian, musician, and suffragette, she was the first woman in Texas to make a lecture tour for women’s suffrage. She also founded the first local historical society, and left behind invaluable personal archives detailing the early history of Palestine and Anderson County.

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, 3:28 p.m.

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  • April 18, 2014, 6:13 p.m.

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  • 31.759543, -95.631019

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [318 S. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10519/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.