[508 S. Royall]

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 southwest corner of a two-story frame house located at 508 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has a steeply pitched, bellcast hipped roof with extended eaves, and some Classical Revival-style architecture, including the one-story 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 51 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the southwest corner of a two-story frame house located at 508 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has a steeply pitched, bellcast hipped roof with extended eaves, and some Classical Revival-style architecture, including the one-story porch.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 508 S. Royall taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This large, 2-story frame house is one of the more unusual houses in the residential neighborhood south of downtown. Perhaps the most distinctive physical feature is the steeply pitched, bellcast hipped roof with its extended eaves. The 1-story porch exhibits a stylistic influence of the Classical Revival movement, which was popular locally during the early 20th century. John H. Reagan had this house built (as a one-story cottage_ in 1884 for his son John Edwin Reagan and daughter in law Annie. Missouri-born Thomas McDonnell and his wife Marie, a native of Ireland, acquired the house in 1890. They hired contractor J.J. Owen to add the second story in 1908. Mr. McDonnell was a clerk for the I&GN Railroad. Following her husband’s death, Mrs. McDonnell continued to live in the house through the early 1940s. She worked as a teacher and librarian at the local high school.

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 10, 2006, 10:05 a.m.

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  • 31.756284, -95.628676

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [508 S. Royall], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10589/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.