[Hinzie Building - 111 W. Spring Street]

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Photograph of the front of "The Hinzie Building" located at 111 W. Spring in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white, brick building with Victorian Italianate-style embellishments, including segmented-arched hoodmolds, quoins along the side of the front, and an elaborately detailed parapet.

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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 32 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 front of "The Hinzie Building" located at 111 W. Spring in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white, brick building with Victorian Italianate-style embellishments, including segmented-arched hoodmolds, quoins along the side of the front, and an elaborately detailed parapet.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Alterations have destroyed much of the historic character on the ground floor of this brick commercial building; however, the second story appears to be virtually unchanged since the store’s construction in 1878. Architectural embellishments, such as the segmented-arched hoodmolds, quoins along the side of the front, and the elaborately detailed parapet, present an outstanding example of the Victorian Italianate style. The Hinzie Building is considered the oldest commercial building in downtown Palestine which retains most of its original façade. It was built by real estate dealer Martin Hinzie in 1878. Early tenants included members of the Hinzie family, such as Herbert M. Hinzie, Sr., who was vice-president of the Palestine Title Association and also was a certified public accountant, who had offices here during the mid-1920s. Other tenants included the A. Barro Dry Goods Store during the 1920s; the Pennington Grocery & Market during the mid-1930s; and the J.M. Johnson Jewelry & Music Store during the early 1940s.

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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, 2:48 p.m.

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  • Feb. 27, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

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McReynolds, Oliver. [Hinzie Building - 111 W. Spring Street], photograph, November 1991; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26387/: accessed August 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.