[McKnight Plaza - Palestine]

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Photo of McKnight Plaza taken during the 1930s. This business district was the primary area for businesses owned and operated by African-Americans in Palestine, and was located in the 100 block of Avenue A, on the south side of the street next to what is now United Realty (the former First National Bank Building). The building was demolished in 1945.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1900~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by the Anderson County Historical Commission to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 133 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Anderson County Historical Commission

Originally part of David G. Burnet's colony, the county formed in 1846 and named after Kenneth L. Anderson, Vice President of the Republic of Texas from 1844 until annexation. The Commission provides materials for the Rescuing Texas History project, including images of local citizens, businesses, and homes.

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Photo of McKnight Plaza taken during the 1930s. This business district was the primary area for businesses owned and operated by African-Americans in Palestine, and was located in the 100 block of Avenue A, on the south side of the street next to what is now United Realty (the former First National Bank Building). The building was demolished in 1945.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • 1900~

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  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:32 p.m.

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  • April 9, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

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[McKnight Plaza - Palestine], photograph, 1900~; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29182/: accessed September 18, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Anderson County Historical Commission.