[Gregg/Link Building - 101 W. Spring]

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Photograph of the south side of "The Gregg-Link Building" (far left) located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing. Other buildings are visible, looking east down Spring Street.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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McReynolds, Oliver November 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 35 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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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 south side of "The Gregg-Link Building" (far left) located at 101 E. Spring in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story building with Romanesque Revival-style architectural detailing. Other buildings are visible, looking east down Spring Street.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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This 3-story commercial building is in poor condition, although efforts are currently underway to restore the property to its historic appearance. The original parapet and windows have been removed; nonetheless, the building displays outstanding craftsmanship and remains a prominent historic architectural landmark in Palestine’s central business district. Stylistic detailing is suggestive of the Romanesque Revival style, a popular choice for commercial buildings in Palestine during the late 19th century. According to a local historian, this commercial building was built jointly by three civic leaders and businessmen who were among Palestine’s most prominent citizens during the early 20th century: Congressman Alexander W. Gregg, Dr. Edwin W. Link, and Judge John Link. Sanborn maps indicate that the upper floors of the building housed professional offices during the building’s earliest years, while the first floor housed a variety of businesses, including a saddlery, a tin shop, a grocery, and a restaurant.

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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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  • November 1991

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  • June 26, 2007, 3:02 p.m.

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McReynolds, Oliver. [Gregg/Link Building - 101 W. Spring], photograph, November 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26384/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.