[100 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 the Pearlstone Grocery Company Building warehouse located at 100 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The brick building is painted white and has paired, double-hung windows set within segmented arches and vertical brick piers that define the bays.

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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 115 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 the Pearlstone Grocery Company Building warehouse located at 100 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The brick building is painted white and has paired, double-hung windows set within segmented arches and vertical brick piers that define the bays.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 100 S. Sycamore taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This building is one of the relatively few historic warehouses to survive in Palestine. The building is indicative of how little stylistic ornamentation was applied to buildings that were used for utilitarian purposes. The building does have paired, double-hung windows set within segmented arches and vertical brick piers that define the bays. The Davidson-Pearlstone Grocery Company was in operation at this site for several years following its formation in 1899. In 1904 local businessman Hyman Pearlstone bought the controlling interest and renamed the company. According to local historians, J.T. Sweetman bought an interest in the firm in 1905. The Pearlstone Grocery Company opened in this building in January 1913.

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 through the Digitization of At-risk Photographs and Maps, 2006, presents local history materials from eleven partners: the Clay County Historical Society, Genevieve Miller Public Library, the Palestine Public Library, the Laredo Public Library, the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, the Moore Memorial Public Library, UT Pan-American, the Clark Hotel Museum, the Austin Public Library, and Concordia University at Austin. Funding is provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

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  • June 1991

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  • March 16, 2006, 3:39 p.m.

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  • June 16, 2014, 6:29 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [100 S. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10523/: accessed October 1, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.