[403 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 a two-story, pink, Four Square-style house located at 403 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has some Classical Revival-style details including squared porch columns with molded caps.

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

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Photograph of a two-story, pink, Four Square-style house located at 403 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has some Classical Revival-style details including squared porch columns with molded caps.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 403 S. Royall taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The residential neighborhood south of the city’s central business district contains mostly late 19th and early 20th century houses with Queen Anne-style ornamentation in addition to many infill 1920s Craftsman inspired bungalows. This c. 1915 house, however, is one of the few Four Square houses in the neighborhood. The historic resources survey catalogued over two dozen other examples in the city. Local interpretations of this popular house form typically have a box-like massing that contrasts to the horizontal emphasis of a low-pitched hipped roof and extended eaves. Such elements are suggestive of the Prairie School movement. The building also reflects a modest Classical Revival architectural influence through the squared porch columns with molded caps. New York architect C.C. McKim, who designed Palestine’s Carnegie Library, also designed this house, which was first owned and occupied by Reagan and Lelia Ferguson. C.F. McWhorter was the contractor. Mr. Ferguson, grandson of John H. Reagan, was a conductor for the I&GN Railroad, and later for Missouri Pacific, during the years he lived here. He and his wife continued to occupy the house through the 1940s.

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

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  • June 1991

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  • March 9, 2006, 5:49 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [403 S. Royall], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10596/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.