W.E. Lea Home

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Photograph of the old W.E. Lea Mansion in Orange, Texas. The home has a large wrap-around porch and balcony with a smaller balcony on the third story. In the front and around the sides are columns. There are several tall trees around the house and a fence that surrounds it. Lined up in front of the house on the street are old fire trucks and in front of those are many men in dark suits with ties and hats and also some firemen in uniform. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "GREEN AVENUE MANSION - The First Baptist ... continued below

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One photographic image, b&w: 10.0 in. X 6.0 in.

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Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph 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 155 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Heritage House Museum

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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Photograph of the old W.E. Lea Mansion in Orange, Texas. The home has a large wrap-around porch and balcony with a smaller balcony on the third story. In the front and around the sides are columns. There are several tall trees around the house and a fence that surrounds it. Lined up in front of the house on the street are old fire trucks and in front of those are many men in dark suits with ties and hats and also some firemen in uniform. Typed across the top of the photograph is, "GREEN AVENUE MANSION - The First Baptist Church Youth Building now sits on the site where once a majestic mansion stood on Green Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Streets. It originally came from Sholars heirs to Lou Bettis. It was remodeled by George Bancroft and later became the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lea. Still later it became Noguess Mortuary. It was torn down in 1959 to make way for the Baptists building. Occasion for line-up of firemen and trucks unknown.

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One photographic image, b&w: 10.0 in. X 6.0 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, 9:27 p.m.

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  • Oct. 24, 2016, 1:11 p.m.

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W.E. Lea Home, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36915/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Heritage House Museum.