[101 W. Spring]

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 southeast corner of "The Gregg-Link Building" located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas, taken at the intersection of E. Spring and N. Sycamore streets. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing.

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

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Photograph of the southeast corner of "The Gregg-Link Building" located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas, taken at the intersection of E. Spring and N. Sycamore streets. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 101 E. Spring taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Photo taken from the southeast corner of the building looking toward the northwest. This 3-story commercial building is in poor condition, although efforts are currently underway to restore the property to its historic appearance. The original parapet and windows have been removed; nonetheless, the building displays outstanding craftsmanship and remains a prominent historic architectural landmark in Palestine’s central business district. Stylistic detailing is suggestive of the Romanesque Revival style, a popular choice for commercial buildings in Palestine during the late 19th century. According to a local historian, this commercial building was built jointly by three civic leaders and businessmen who were among Palestine’s most prominent citizens during the early 20th century: Congressman Alexander W. Gregg, Dr. Edwin W. Link, and Judge John Link. Sanborn maps indicate that the upper floors of the building housed professional offices during the building’s earliest years, while the first floor housed a variety of businesses, including a saddlery, a tin shop, a grocery, and a restaurant.

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, 7:56 a.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [101 W. Spring], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10567/: accessed August 26, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.