[I&GN Railroad Hospital - 919 S. Magnolia]

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Photograph of part of the front of the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home). The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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Creator: Unknown. February 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 162 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 part of the front of the International & Great Northern (I&GN) Railroad Hospital located at 919 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital along with an outbuilding (the Nurses' Home). The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building.

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1 photograph : positive, col. ; 35 mm.

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The I&GN Hospital, one of the most noteworthy landmarks in all of Palestine, has been a prominent fixture in the predominantly residential neighborhood south of the downtown area since its construction in 1921. The 3-story, metal-framed, brick-faced hospital, along with associated outbuilding (the Nurses Home), occupies an entire block. The building has a box-like massing with some Classical Revival detailing, especially around the primary entrance. The wide, cast stone bands divide the exterior into three components and emphasize the horizontal massing of the building. The hospital and nurses home retain their integrity to a remarkable degree. The International & Great Northern Railroad operated a hospital for its employees on this site beginning in 1884. Prominent Houston architect Alfred E. Finn designed the present building for the railroad, which formally opened in July 1922. Local architect Theodore S. Maffitt designed the adjacent nurses’ quarters in 1924. The main building served as medical offices for physicians in private practice for years, with the Nurses building serving as the headquarters of the Palestine chapter of the Red Cross, but both buildings have been mostly vacant for several years now.

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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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  • February 1992

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[I&GN Railroad Hospital - 919 S. Magnolia], photograph, February 1992; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth26400/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Palestine Public Library.