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Imperial Hotel

Description: Ida Snearly seated beside some plants with the Imperial Hotel in the background.
Date: c. 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Clay County Historical Society

Louise Giddens and school kids

Description: Photograph of Rose Kipp, Ella Rentz, Emma Gordon, Dorothy White, and several unidentified children. This is a picture of the school children at the school that John Henry Kipp, Sr. started. The teacher, Louise Giddens, is the tallest woman in the picture. The girl next to the teacher is Ella Kipp the oldest of John Henry Kipp, Jr's children and the boy on the other side of the teacher is Henry Kipp. The girl next to Henry is Elva or Elvie Kipp. The girl in front of Elvie and Henry is Leota Kipp. The girl in the back next to Elvie is Rose Kipp and the boy next to her is John Lee (called Lee) Kipp. All of the children named were the children of John Henry Kipp, Jr.
Date: c. 1911-12
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Kemah Historical Society

[Congregational Church - Palestine]

Description: The Centenary Methodist Church is one of 13 historic religious buildings identified in the survey. With its pointed, arched openings and corner towers, this institutional building is one of the city’s best examples of the Gothic Revival style, especially as interpreted on ecclesiastical buildings. The construction of massive additions on the north side have somewhat compromised the historic character but the building retains sufficient integrity to be recognizable to its period of significance. There has been an active Methodist presence in Palestine since about 1850. At that time the only local congregation met in Bascom’s Chapel, an extant building located at 812 N. Mallard, which has since been converted into a private residence. During the early 20th century the original congregation split, with some members establishing this church, the Centenary Methodist Church, and some founding Grace United Methodist Church, located just north of downtown. Locally prominent contractor John H. Gaught constructed the sanctuary of this church in 1910-11. It was renamed the First Methodist Episcopal church by the mid-1920s, and today is known as the First United Methodist church.
Date: c. 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[400 N. Queen - Redlands Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the south and west sides of the Redlands Hotel, on the corner of Oak and Queen streets, at 400 N. Queen in Palestine, Texas. It is a Two-Part Vertical Block building that has a U-shaped plan and load-bearing masonry walls, with Renaissance Revival-style architectural elements. Noteworthy features include the quoin-like brick in the end bays of the west and south elevations, and the entablature with large brackets.
Date: 1919~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[400 N. Queen - Redlands Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the south and west sides of the Redlands Hotel, on the corner of Oak and Queen streets, at 400 N. Queen in Palestine, Texas. It is a Two-Part Vertical Block building that has a U-shaped plan and load-bearing masonry walls, with Renaissance Revival-style architectural elements. Noteworthy features include the quoin-like brick in the end bays of the west and south elevations, and the entablature with large brackets.
Date: 1919~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Interior Seating Area of the Temple Opera House]

Description: Interior photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Wagon Advertising Liberty Bonds]

Description: Picture of a wagon with an advertisement for Liberty Bonds parked in front of the Bowden Grocery store in Palestine, Tx. Grandfather of Forrest Bradberry Jr. is driving the wagon. The side of the wagon says, "We are going to win this war, Buy a Liberty Bond."
Date: c. 1917
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Ben Parker Homestead]

Description: Photo of the Ben Parker Home, located west of Elkhart, Texas. People pictured are: (left to right) Ben J. Parker, Ross Parker, Lorene Parker, Estelle Parker (on porch), Joe Bailey Parker, Docia Parker (on porch in chair holding:) Dale Parker, Charm Parker, Jack Parker, Lucinda Ellen (Lula) Parker.
Date: c. 1911
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Daily News]

Description: Photo of a page of the Palestine Daily News Newspaper dated January 8, 1913, when the Third Anderson County Courthouse was burned.
Date: January 8, 1913
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed. It once housed not only the Masonic Hall, but numerous businesses on the ground floor. Note the base for the statue of John H. Reagan, that now resides in Reagan Park.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed. It once housed not only the Masonic Hall, but numerous businesses on the ground floor.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Canteen Station]

Description: Photo of the Palestine Canteen. Residents of Palestine manned the Canteen where they furnished all sorts of personal services for World War I soldiers who were traveling through Palestine on the train.
Date: c. 1918
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Sanger Dry Goods Store]

Description: Interior of store with ladies hats displayed prominently. Mr. Andrews, Mrs. Waide, Mr. Collins, and Mr. McNiel.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Gaskins Drug Store]

Description: Gaskins Drug Store, NE corner of 3rd and Bolivar streets. Shows typical soda fountain. At register: W H Gaskin, on his right: Duncan Davidson, opposite them: Dan Davis, Jeweler
Date: c. 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Jeweler Dan Davis]

Description: Interior of Gaskin Drug Store shows glass display case holding watches and jewery. Magazine rack in the foreground and Cigar poster on the wall flank Dan Davis, who not only sold, but also repaired watches.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Dr. Wall and Dan Davis]

Description: Outside of store displaying Coca Cola sign, Dr. Wall (Dentist) & Dan Davis are mock fighting for the camera.
Date: c. 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Gipson & Babb General Store]

Description: Front of Gipson & Babb Drugs & General Merchandise in Hunt County. Five men in western dress on front porch, one man on horseback. Hand made signs for ice cold drinks and one for long distance telephone.
Date: c. 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Post Office, Sanger, Texas]

Description: Group includes (from left): H.D. Green, postmaster, Effie Green, Mrs H.D. Green, Tyler Green, Cleburne Warren, mail carrier, John Vaughn, mail carrier, Curtis Warren, mail carrier. The Post Office was located at east end of Dunn building on the north east corner of Bolivar and 4th Streets.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[First public water tower]

Description: Dan Davis and Charlie Henderson owned and operated the first public water utility and electric power plant in Sanger. This water tank on wooden platform and tower, with work sheds and picket fence in foreground was built in 1906. It was on the south east corner of 4th and Locust Streets.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Sanger High School Class of 1915]

Description: Left to right: Alma Lain Chambers (teacher), William Bush Chambers (teacher), four unknown, Gwendolyn Chambers (later Huey), unknown
Date: c. 1915
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Sanger School class picture 1916-1917, 2nd or 3rd grade]

Description: Left to right- Back row- Ruby Pearl Odom, Erminia Perez, Alyne Seals, Alta Mae Crandall, Ida Pearl Nance, Faye McClendon , Pauline Carson, Nell Thomas, (unknown), Mildred Touchstone, Oveleta Smith, Mary Sue Lusk, Pauline Burchard, (unknown). Front Row- (unknown), Calvin Kline, Bennie Hughes, Howard Carrico, Bill Burroughs, Tommy McDaniel, Gyp Gibson, J. P. Hampton, Grady Woods, Willard Ashely, Frank Burchard, (unknown).
Date: c. 1917
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library