[720 W. Palestine]

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 one-story, frame house located at 720 W. Palestine in Palestine, Texas. It has Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture, including a tiled roof and exterior stucco finish. On the east end, there is an enclosed second-floor port cochere.

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

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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 one-story, frame house located at 720 W. Palestine in Palestine, Texas. It has Spanish Colonial Revival-style architecture, including a tiled roof and exterior stucco finish. On the east end, there is an enclosed second-floor port cochere.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 720 W. Palestine taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. One of the most unique residential properties in Palestine, this 1-story frame dwelling has a tiled roof and stucco exterior finish that are suggestive of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The most distinctive feature is the enclosed second floor port cochere on the east end of the building. It is said that prominent Palestine builder John Gaught designed this house in 1919 for himself and his wife Viola. Mr. Gaught was responsible for a number of notable early 20th century construction projects in Palestine, including the Redlands Hotel. The Gaughts remained here until 1923, when Jonathan Coy Langston and his wife Exa Carroll Langston purchased the dwelling. Mr. Langston, who died in 1937, was a barber at the O’Neill Hotel during the 1920s and 1930s. Mrs. Langston worked as a bookkeeper and saleswoman for Wright & Company, Questover, and the Pryor Mens Store during that time.

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, 3:37 p.m.

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  • 31.769332, -95.640914

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [720 W. Palestine], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10719/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.