[First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas]

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Color postcard of the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas. It is also called the Lutcher Memorial Building. This landmark building of Italian marble and Texas granite was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in the United States. A copper dome with stained-glass windows sits atop of the building and an ornate wrought-iron fence surrounds the building. Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "4/12/20 Daddy: A nice little town, its public buildings are wonderful but it is dead. There are as many bricks as Fords. We leave for Galveston in a few days. Love, Stan." It is addressed ... continued below

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1 postcard: color; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

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This postcard is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Heritage House Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1655 times , with 16 in the last month . More information about this postcard can be viewed below.

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The Heritage House Museum is a living documentation of historic materials from Orange County. The Summerlee Foundation, the Stark Foundation, and private individuals contributed to the digitization of materials from the historic home.

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Color postcard of the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas. It is also called the Lutcher Memorial Building. This landmark building of Italian marble and Texas granite was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in the United States. A copper dome with stained-glass windows sits atop of the building and an ornate wrought-iron fence surrounds the building. Correspondence on the back of the card reads, "4/12/20 Daddy: A nice little town, its public buildings are wonderful but it is dead. There are as many bricks as Fords. We leave for Galveston in a few days. Love, Stan." It is addressed to Mr. Eisenhard, 1512 Gordon St., Allentown, Penna. It is postmarked Orange, Texas on April 12, 1920.

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1 postcard: color; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.

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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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  • May 5, 2008, 10:44 p.m.

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[First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas], postcard, Date Unknown; Port Arthur, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36689/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.