[Eilenberger's Bakery - 512 N. John]

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Photograph of Eilenberger’s Bakery located at 512 N. John in Palestine, Texas, taken from the parking lot across the street. 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." Buses are parked in the street outside the building.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1970~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 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 33 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Palestine Public Library

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 Eilenberger’s Bakery located at 512 N. John in Palestine, Texas, taken from the parking lot across the street. 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." Buses are parked in the street outside the building.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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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.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • 1970~

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  • June 26, 2007, 3:36 p.m.

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  • Nov. 26, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

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  • 31.763595, -95.634435

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[Eilenberger's Bakery - 512 N. John], photograph, 1970~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26275/: accessed August 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.