[Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A]

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Photograph of the front of the Anderson County Jail located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. The words "Anderson County Jail" are written in the stonework above the entrance on the left side of the image.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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McReynolds, Oliver 1992.

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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 71 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 the front of the Anderson County Jail located at 704 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story Art Deco-style brick building. The words "Anderson County Jail" are written in the stonework above the entrance on the left side of the image.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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The Anderson County Jail is a locally rare example of the Art Deco style, an architectural expression typically used on the design of public buildings. The jail has remained virtually unaltered since its construction. According to Sanborn maps, this building, the Anderson County Jail, was constructed in 1931. The building has been empty for some time now. Billy Bean documented the building in his 1980 survey. It was added in 1998 to National Register of Historic Places - Building #98000692

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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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  • 1992

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  • June 26, 2007, 3:40 p.m.

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  • June 17, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

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  • 31.76433, -95.626962

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McReynolds, Oliver. [Anderson County Jail - 704 Avenue A], photograph, 1992; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26376/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.