[508 S. Royall] Metadata

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  • Main Title [508 S. Royall]
  • Series Title Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine


  • Photographer: Hardy, Heck, Moore
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Donor: Palestine (Tex.)
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Creation: 1991-06
  • Digitized: 2006-03-05


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Buildings
  • Keyword: Historical Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas. 1989-1991
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Homes
  • Keyword: houses
  • Keyword: historic buildings

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1991-06
  • Place Point: north=31.756284; east=-95.628676;


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
    Code: SG06


  • Name: Palestine Public Library
    Code: PPL


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: an-508-s-royall
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth10589


  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
  • Display Note: 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.
  • Display Note: Taken from: Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas: An Inventory for The City of Palestine, Volume V, Color Slides, June 1991