[816 W. Swanitz]

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 east side of a white, one-story, L-plan house located at 816 W. Swanitz in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style detailing, including turned and jigsawn woodwork on the porch and in the gable end.

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

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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 east side of a white, one-story, L-plan house located at 816 W. Swanitz in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style detailing, including turned and jigsawn woodwork on the porch and in the gable end.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 811 W. Swantz taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This property is a good example of the L-plan house, the most popular local residence type of the 19th century. The building features Queen Anne-style detailing, including turned and jigsawn woodwork on the porch and in the gable end. Minor changes, such as the partial screening of the front porch and the construction of a rear addition, detract somewhat from the property’s historic character, but the house still retains significant integrity to be notable. Mrs. R.M. Davis, identified in city directories as an African-American, owned and occupied this house as early as 1926. Soon after that date she was gone, however, and for the next two decades the house was occupied by a succession of renters, including: Chad Adkins, a plumber, and his wife Jewell, during the mid 1930s; and John W. McNeal, a laborer, and his wife Ida, during the early 1940s. These families were also African-Americans.

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, 11:26 a.m.

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  • 31.756431, -95.639568

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [816 W. Swanitz], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10556/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.