[303-305 W. Oak]

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 "Silliman Building" located at 303-305 W. Oak in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with Classical Revival-style masonry, including the brick piers and capitals across the front. There are multiple stores in the building, including the Palestine Paint Company, a barbershop and a loaning institution.

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

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Photograph of the "Silliman Building" located at 303-305 W. Oak in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with Classical Revival-style masonry, including the brick piers and capitals across the front. There are multiple stores in the building, including the Palestine Paint Company, a barbershop and a loaning institution.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Photograph of 303 305 W. Oak taken from the road. Photo was taken for the Historic Resources Survey of Palestine, Texas 1989-1991. This 2-story brick building has only changed minimally since its construction in 1907. The storefront has been remodeled and the second floor windws have been removed and/or covered with sheets of plywood, but much of the original masonry work remains intact. The brick piers that define vertical divisions of the front have capitals that are suggestive of the Classical Revival style. Architect James F. Brook designed this commercial building for Dr. John C. Silliman in 1907; the general contractor was J.B. Rountree. It is thought that the building's original tenant was the Kingsbury Furniture Company, which occupied both sides (303 and 305) of the bipartite structure around 1909-10. Later occupants included the Palestine Daily Herald (305) around 1916-17; the Lily Theater (305) around 1926-28; the Singer Sewing Machine Company (303) in the early 1920s; and the Adams Candy Company (303) during the mid- to late 1920s, which later became the Adams Drug Company (305) during the 1930s and 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, 3:06 p.m.

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  • March 31, 2014, 1:15 p.m.

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Hardy, Heck, Moore. [303-305 W. Oak], photograph, June 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth10731/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.