[911 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 and south side of a light-colored, two-story, modified L-plan house located at 911 N. Sycamore Street in Palestine, Texas. It has a front porch with with square supports that have molded caps and a fenced balcony above. Part of the front yard is visible as well as trees on either side.

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

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Photograph of the front and south side of a light-colored, two-story, modified L-plan house located at 911 N. Sycamore Street in Palestine, Texas. It has a front porch with with square supports that have molded caps and a fenced balcony above. Part of the front yard is visible as well as trees on either side.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

The majority of modified L-plan houses in Palestine are 1- or 1 ½-story buildings; however, this property is one of the few local examples that rise to a full two stories in height. In all likelihood, the original porch was two levels and wrapped around the front (east) and side (south) elevations. The present 1-story porch appears to have been built around 1915 because the square supports with molded caps are slightly suggestive of the Classical Revival style. Despite this major and other relatively insignificant changes, the house still retains much of its integrity and is reflective of the kind of houses that some of Palestine’s more affluent citizens built around the turn of the century. This building historically has been divided up into apartments, housing renters such as G.K. Bill, an employee of the I&GN Railroad, and his wife Anna, who lived here during the mid-1920s. By 1935 May Rogers had purchased the house, and she lived here in one of the apartments through the 1940s. She was also the owner of the Quality Shop, which sold ladies’ wear downtown at 208 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, 11:52 a.m.

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  • March 6, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

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  • 31.767127, -95.632659

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [911 N. Sycamore], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10548/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.