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[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Description: One of the oldest homes in Palestine, this house was built using slave labor in 1848 by Judge John B. Mallard. Surrounded by stately oak and cedar trees, it continues to be on its original foundation of one and one-half foot cedar logs and has been repaired and remodeled by later owners. Marked by the State of Texas n 1952, it has been the home of the Forrest Bradberrys since 1957. Judge Mallard and his wife, the former Susan S. Scott, came to Texas from Mississippi in 1845 and settled at Old Fort Houston. In February 1846, he moved to Palestine, the new county seat of Anderson County which had been organized that same year, and purchased ten acres, known as the Mallard Block. This acreage was located just north of the then city limits which is now in Old Town Palestine. The Mallards had seven children including Mrs. Bettie Oder, a beloved teacher in Palestine for forty-six years. Mrs. Oder was born at this home in 1849 and died in Houston in 1940. Also born here was Mrs. Barbara Alexander Eppner. The first census of early Palestine was compiled n 1848 by Mrs. John Mallard, and included the families living in the original town site, a total of 148 whites and 31 negro slaves. Judge Mallard, the first lawyer to practice in Palestine, served as a member of the Fifth Texas Legislature, and was the second Chief Justice of Anderson County. In 1852, he formed a law partnership with Judge William Alexander and Judge John H. Reagan. In 1854, Judge Mallard died and on March 8, 1857, his widow married Judge Alexander. Judge William Alexander, born in Scotland on September 10, 1814, came to Galveston in 1850 and on to Palestine. In 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the ...
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church]

Description: Copy negative of the front of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a red-brick building with white stone accents that has a Gothic architecture design including leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. There is a tall silver spire above the tower on the left side of the building. A smaller building is visible to the left.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of the "Broyles House," a white, 2 ½-story frame house with Queen Anne-style architecture, located at 1305 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Anderson County Farmers]

Description: Photo of some farmer working in the fields somewhere in Anderson County. It is unknown who Mrs. Melba Wallace is or how she is connected to this picture.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Anderson County Jail]

Description: This is a photograph of the second Anderson County Jail. The jail was built on the southwest corner of the courthouse square in 1879-80. It was, at the time, the most architecturally advanced building on the square of Palestine. Its clock tower, rising one floor beyond the two-story sheriff’s office and jail, could be seen all the way to New Town, the part of town near the railroad depot. The jail was used until 1931, when it was considered inadequate for county needs. It was torn down and a more modern structure built, the three-story white brick building that now stands on the site.
Date: C. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[The Attack]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a child holding her doll as a dog tries to pull it away from her. Below the image is the text, "THE ATTACK". Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "1. Hy Jack and Her. 4/29/07 Anto." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill 206 East 5th Street Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Apr 29.
Date: 1906
Creator: Gross, O.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Bears on Friday]

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting two bears doing house work. The older bear is sweeping a rug and the baby bear is dusting. Written on the card is 'Friday" and "Bear and for bear" Correspondence on the back reads, "Hello Little Precious what are you doing do you love Auntie, tell Mud Mary Crook wants to know if she wants to sell her folding bed and what she wants for it, answer quick. Lovingly, Auntie" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 509 North Broadway, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Bears on Sunday]

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting two bears walking up a path to church on Sunday. The father bear carries a pink parasol and a bible and wears a blue suit and pink bow tie. The baby bear has on a pink coat with a large blue bow on the back.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Bears on Thursday]

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting a mother and baby bear in their kitchen baking an apple pie. "Thursday" is printed on the card as well as "Bear and for bear" Correspondence on the back reads, " My dear Baby- Auntie hasn't written to Mud yet too much meeting will try and write before the week is gone. Are you being a good Baby for Auntie and Pappa - your Auntie Rose" It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 509 No. Broadway, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Monett & Paris R.P.O. on Apr 5, 1908.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Bowers Mansion - 301 S. Magnolia]

Description: Photograph of the north and east sides of the "Bowers Mansion" located at 301 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story house that has Victorian Italiante-style architectural elements (including a small cupola with bracketed eaves and narrow, paired windows), and a two-tiered porch with Queen Anne-style turned- and jigsawn- wood trim. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Bratton Drug Company]

Description: Photo of the interior of the Bratton Drug Company, downtown Palestine.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

Bringing Home the Game

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting a cupid dragging a string with red hearts and arrows behind him. Stamped envelopes float above his head; handwritten notes on the envelopes say "Miss R.L. Dill Okla City", Mrs. Alice Dill Okla C-Okla.", and "Earl Dill, O.C.O." Correspondence on the back reads, "Pap was not quite so well yesterday. I guess he has taken a fresh cold but I haven't seen him today as he was not awake when I left. He's not much sick just can't get over the grippe. What her doing did her get her valentine. Rosa" It is addressed to Mrs. E. A. Dill, 517 High Street, Oklahoma City Okla. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on Feb 13, 1909.
Date: February 13, 1909
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Butchering a pig #1]

Description: Two men butchering a pig in front of a building that says "Tin Shop".
Date: c. 1900 - 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

[Canal St. Martin]

Description: Color postcard with an image of Canal St. Martin. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is the name "Dorothy K. Erler." The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "I guess darling you have been kept busy visiting all the parks with Dorothy's papa- but no doubt you enjoy it. M.Erler". The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Quincy, Ill. on Jul 31 1907.
Date: c. 1907
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Canoeing]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a woman in a canoe. Below the image is the text, "Canoeing." Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "To Rosa Louise Dill From Aunt Rosa Bassano." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Apr 19, 1907.
Date: 1906
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Canoeing Girl

Description: Color postcard with a girl wearing a blue and red sailor dress holding an oar and a booklet on the front. Postmarked in Paris, Texas on 3 Apr 1908.
Date: 1908
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes