[804 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 and west side of a one-story, white, Craftsman bungalow house located at 804 E. Park Avenue in Palestine, Texas.

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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. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph of the front and west side of a one-story, white, Craftsman bungalow house located at 804 E. Park Avenue in Palestine, Texas.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 804 E. Park Avenue taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. Home builders from the mid-1910s through the 1930s erected more Craftsman bungalows than any other type of house. Today, this form comprises the most prevalent historic property in Palestine. This 1-story frame Craftsman bungalow is noteworthy because it appears to be unchanged. This house was built by contractor B.A. Harrison for Reuben R. Hassell in about 1926, according to the current owner. Mr. Hassell lived next door at 802 E. Park. The original occupants of this house appear to have been Seymour S. Stafford, owner of the Stafford Buick Company, and his wife Annie. The Staffords lived here themselves until the early 1930s, and then rented the house to Samuel F. Hammer, a trainmaster for Missouri Pacific, and his wife Margaret, in the mid-1930s. Later renters included Rev. Joseph H. Berry, pastor of the First Christian Church, and his wife Eloise, in 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, 4:49 p.m.

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  • April 4, 2014, 7:46 p.m.

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  • 31.757604, -95.621072

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [804 E. Park Avenue], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10697/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.