[512 N. John - Eilenberger's Bakery] Metadata
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- Main Title [512 N. John - Eilenberger's Bakery]
Photographer: McReynolds, OliverCreator Type: Personal
- Creation: 1991~
- Digitized: 2007-06-18
- Content Description: Photograph of a portion of Eilenberger’s Bakery located at 512 N. John in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, brick Two-part Commercial Block building; the portion on the left is painted white with a red door and the portion on the right is red brick with siding on the lower floor. There are green awnings above the doors and windows; the one above the entrance on the left says "Eilenberger's Bake Shop."
- Physical Description: 1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.
- University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Restaurants
- University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Stores - Bakeries
- University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Buildings
- Keyword: commercial buildings
- Keyword: historic buildings
- Item is a Primary Source
- Place Name: United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
- Time Period: mod-tim
- Coverage Date: 1991~
- Place Point: north=31.763586; east=-95.633497;
Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2007Code: SG07
Name: Palestine Public LibraryCode: PPL
- Rights Access: public
- Accession or Local Control No: 33619002248019
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth25897
- Digital Preservation: creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo
- Display Note: The remodeling for the storefront on this 2-story brick building detracts from the property’s historic character, but the second floor is relatively unaltered. The structure lacks much stylistic ornamentation, but is a good and mostly intact example of a Two-part Commercial Block building in Palestine’s historic downtown. German immigrant Frederick H. Eilenberger (1878-1959) moved his highly successful American Home Bakery to this site in 1918. Founded in 1898, the bakery was originally located at the corner of John and Oak Streets. Eilenberger sold the business to his two sons and his son-in-law in 1949; the bakery continued to sell baked bread throughout East Texas until 1968. Today the business is known as Eilenberger’s Bakery, and is famous for its fruit and pecan cakes, which it markets worldwide.