[1001 N. 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 of a 2-story, Four Square-plan, blue frame house with white trim, located at 1001 N. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has box-like massing, a low-pitched hipped roof, and an off-center front door with Classical Revival-style architectural ornamentation on the porch.

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

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Photograph of the front of a 2-story, Four Square-plan, blue frame house with white trim, located at 1001 N. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has box-like massing, a low-pitched hipped roof, and an off-center front door with Classical Revival-style architectural ornamentation on the porch.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 1001 N. Sycamore taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 2-story frame dwelling is a somewhat rare example of a Four Square house in Palestine. It has the box-like massing, low-pitched hipped roof, and off-center front door that are characteristically seen on Four Square houses. The building has modest amounts of architectural ornamentation on the porch that illustrate an influence of the Classical Revival style. The addition onto the porch detracts somewhat from the property’s character. According to one owner, John Phillip Roquemore, an executive with the I&GN Railroad, built this house in 1911 for his parents, John Lewis Roquemore and May Cordelia Roquemore. Mr. J.P. Roquemore’s sisters and brothers-in-law also occupied the house, and the two sisters co-occupied the house as widows in the later years of the family’s occupancy. The Roquemore family occupied the house until 1979.

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, 12:41 p.m.

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  • April 16, 2014, 7:08 p.m.

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  • 31.768776, -95.633052

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [1001 N. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10539/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.