[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

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Close-up photograph of the southeast corner of the "Broyles House," a 2 ½-story frame house with Queen Anne-style architecture, located at 1305 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 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 Anderson County Historical Commission to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 120 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, Anderson County was formed in 1846 and named after Kenneth L. Anderson, Vice President of the Republic of Texas from 1844 until Texas was annexed as a state. The Anderson County Historical Commission provides materials for the Rescuing Texas History project, including images of local citizens, businesses and homes.

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Close-up photograph of the southeast corner of the "Broyles House," a 2 ½-story frame house with Queen Anne-style architecture, located at 1305 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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This house is one of the most opulent and outstanding examples of the Queen Anne style in Palestine. This majestic 2 ½ story frame residence displays superb craftsmanship throughout the elaborate woodwork of the exterior. The building retains much of its historic character and integrity. Prominent local architect Luther McKlemurry designed and built this house for William McBurney Broyles and his wife Caroline Scott Broyles in 1893-94. An Alabama native, Mr. Broyles (1849-1925) was a prosperous East Texas lumberman, who played an important role in the economic development of Palestine during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was active in local real estate, and developed three new additions to the town, including the Broyles Addition, on which this house is situated. Much of the exemplary millwork featured on the house was manufactured in Broyles’ own Palestine mills. The house was later occupied by son Gordon Broyles, who lived here until his death in 1987. The house is still in the Broyles family.

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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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  • 1900~

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  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:44 p.m.

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  • Nov. 17, 2014, 6:54 p.m.

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  • 31.748483, -95.628555

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[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House], photograph, 1900~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29380/: accessed April 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Anderson County Historical Commission.