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[House in Palestine]

Description: Photograph of a two-story house in Palestine, Texas. There is a sign in the front yard that says "Yard of the Month."
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Second Ward School]

Description: Photo on top half of the pictures is of the Second Ward School - Palestine, Texas. Bottom half is the students that attended class there.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[The Old Pilgrim Church - Elkhart, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a replica of the original Pilgrim Church, built near the later brick church just outside of Elkhart, Texas. It is a one-story log building and the wooden front door is open. A Texas Historical Commission plaque is posted on a stone to the right of the building; the Pilgrim Cemetery is partially visible in the background.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[717 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story frame house located in 717 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style details on the porch woodwoork and gable ends with Italianate-style influences (including round-arched upper sashes on the second floor windows, and pedimented architraves).
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[1003 N. Link - H.H. Link House]

Description: Photograph of the front of the "H.H. Link House" located at 1003 N. Link in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white house with both Queen Anne and Classical Revival-style architectures, including two-story Ionic columns across the front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[501 S. Magnolia]

Description: Photograph of the south side of a two-story house located at 501 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. The house is brick on the first floor with wooden siding on the front and upper floor, painted light brown or beige with dark brown shutters.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[921 N. Cedar - Bailey - Summers House]

Description: Close-up of the southeast corner of the "Bailey-Summers House," a two-story, Classical Revival-style house located at 921 N. Cedar St. in Palestine, Texas. The dominant architectural feature is the front portico with two-story Ionic columns.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[619 S. Sycamore - A.R. Howard Home]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of "A.R. Howard Home," a two-story, Victorian Italianate-style house located at 619 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. This house is noteworthy because of its load-bearing masonry (brick) construction and its segmental-arched openings, bracketed eaves, and low-pitched roof. The house is behind a brick fence with metal ornamentation.
Date: 1965~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

Description: The man in this photograph has been tentatively identified as having been a soldier during the Spanish American war. On the back of the photograph it reads "Property of J.F. Grigsby - 408 So. Sycamore Street, Palestine Texas". The photo is now owned by the Anderson County Historical Commission.
Date: 1898~
Creator: Bushnell
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store]

Description: According to information found on the back of the photo, this shows the result of an explosion of the Fotopolus Shoe Repair Store, which was located on Main Street, Palestine. The building was owned at the time by members of the Thrice family.
Date: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Courtroom Scene]

Description: Photo of a trial taking place in a courtroom inside the Anderson County Courthouse.
Date: November 1983
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Vannoy Cafe]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Vannoy Cafe. Several men and a young boy are seated at the counter; one gentleman is standing next to an open seat. Three women are behind the counter. The young woman seated at the window on the right side of the photograph has been identified as Oneta Faye Killebrew Tyer, and the woman standing beside her as Mrs. Jean Vannoy. Various items are stacked on the counter and shelf against the wall. The front door and windows are visible in the background.
Date: 1960~
Creator: Watkins Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Unidentified Girl]

Description: Photo of an unidentified girl taken at Terry's Studio - Palestine, Tex.
Date: 1940~
Creator: Terry's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: In 1885, Palestine, like most of the country, was in the midst of a depression, complicated by a series of railroad strikes, so there was little new construction. However, Anderson County had to have a new courthouse because the old one was literally falling down. And they were determined to have the finest and most up-to-date building that could be constructed. The Architect that was hired was William C. Dodson of Waco and building commenced in June of 1885 after demolition was completed on the old building. It was completed in May 1886 at a cost of $40,000 and was indeed impressive looking with it's tall three story dome and clocktower. The life of the building was cut short when a couple of incendiaries set fire to it on the night of January 6, 1913, in order to destroy evidence against one of them. The plan failed because the actual court records were housed in fireproof rooms, which were not damaged.
Date: 1885~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Unidentified Man 03461]

Description: Photo of an unidentified man in a wagon in front of a farm house somewhere in Anderson County.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Photo of a Group of Unidentified Men]

Description: Photo of an unidentified group of men. It is possible, though not proven, that these were the directors of the First National Bank during 1983.
Date: April 3, 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. There are saddled horses along the fence in the foreground.
Date: 1885~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Ice, Fuel, Gin Co.]

Description: This building housed the Palestine Ice, Fuel and Gin Company, It was located on the corner of Spring and Houston Streets in Palestine.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Pal Theater]

Description: Photo of the Pal Theater, Palestine, Texas.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Unidentified Woman]

Description: Photo of an unidentified womantaken at Terry's Studio, Palestine, Tex.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission