[Palestine Public Library - 1101 N. Cedar]

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Photograph of the front and south side of the Palestine Public Library (previously the Alamo School), a two-story, light-colored brick building located at 1101 N. Cedar in Palestine, Texas. There are brick accents around the windows and some other points. A book drop is outside the entrance and several cars are parked in the parking lot; part of a second building is partially visible on the left.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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McReynolds, Oliver 1991.

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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 247 times , with 8 in the last month . 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 the front and south side of the Palestine Public Library (previously the Alamo School), a two-story, light-colored brick building located at 1101 N. Cedar in Palestine, Texas. There are brick accents around the windows and some other points. A book drop is outside the entrance and several cars are parked in the parking lot; part of a second building is partially visible on the left.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Since it’s construction in 1911, the Alamo School has been an important physical and cultural landmark in the residential neighborhood immediately north of Palestine’s central business district. The conversion of the building into the municipal library resulted in the installation of fixed, smoked-glass windows, replacing the original wood-sash double-hung windows. Additions are set back from the original school, thereby minimizing their impact on the property’s historic character. The use of a relatively narrow vertical band of glass between the additions and the old building represents another attempt to preserve the historic character of the old school. The Alamo school was built around 1911, and served its original purpose through the 1980s. In the late 1980s it was converted into the new public library.

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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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  • 1991

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  • June 26, 2007, 4:02 p.m.

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  • Dec. 4, 2014, 12:58 p.m.

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McReynolds, Oliver. [Palestine Public Library - 1101 N. Cedar], photograph, 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26372/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.