[806 E. Park Avenue]

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 of a white, one-story house located at 806 E. Park Avenue in Palestine, Texas. It has Craftsman bungalow-style architecture including a low horizontal emphasis, exposed rafter ends, and tapered box porch columns.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Creation Information

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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Palestine Public Library

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 of a white, one-story house located at 806 E. Park Avenue in Palestine, Texas. It has Craftsman bungalow-style architecture including a low horizontal emphasis, exposed rafter ends, and tapered box porch columns.

Physical Description

1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

Notes

Photograph of 806 E. Park Avenue taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. The low horizontal emphasis, exposed rafter ends and tapered box porch columns are architectural features typically associated with the Craftsman bungalow. This residence, which displays all of these elements, survives as a good and intact example of a common housing type in Palestine’s historic neighborhoods. It is thought that Reuben R. Hassell (who lived at 802 E. Park) had this house built about 1924. The original occupants were renters James V. and Inez H. Murdaugh. Mr. Murdaugh was manager of the Palestine Light, Heat & Power Company. The family lived here through at least the early 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

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 9, 2006, 4:53 p.m.

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  • April 4, 2014, 7:33 p.m.

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  • 31.75767, -95.620612

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [806 E. Park Avenue], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10696/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.