[212 S. Magnolia] Metadata

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  • Main Title [212 S. Magnolia]


  • Photographer: McReynolds, Oliver
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Creation: 1991~
  • Digitized: 2007-06-19


  • No Language


  • Content Description: Photograph of the front and south side of a white, two-story frame house located at 212 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It has some Queen Anne-style architecture including a 2-story porch and ornate jigsawn trim.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Buildings
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Homes
  • Keyword: houses
  • Keyword: historic buildings

Primary Source

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Anderson County - Palestine
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1991~
  • Place Point: north=31.760178; east=-95.632488;


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2007
    Code: SG07


  • Name: Palestine Public Library
    Code: PPL


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph


  • Image


  • Accession or Local Control No: 33619002247797


  • Digital Preservation: creationHardware: Epson Perfection V700 Photo
  • Display Note: The 200 block of S. Sycamore is a densely developed residential area containing a significant concentration of 2-story frame houses erected in the 19th century. This house is noteworthy because it survives as a good and relatively intact historic dwelling in this neighborhood. The house has a 2-story porch with ornate jigsawn trim. This house was originally known as 107 Magnolia. The house was built for District Judge William H. Gill in 1893, who lived here until December 1903, when the property was purchased by Mrs. Lula K. Kestler. City directories, however, note that, by 1926, the house was owned and occupied by D.W. and Lula K. Gillespie (perhaps the same woman), and that by 1933 her husband had died and Mrs. Gillespie lived here alone. Directories further reveal that John L. Johnson, an oil field worker, and his wife Lillie lived here during the early 1940s. Katherine L. Mead, acquired the property in 1959, but the property has since changed hands once again.