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[407 E. Kolstad - Mallard Alexander House]

Description: Photograph of a light-colored house surrounded by a lawn and trees. 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 ...
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

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

Description: Photograph of the front and south side 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. The foreground of this image is blurred, obscuring part of the house.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the west side of the Anderson County Courthouse, located at 500 N. Church in Palestine, Texas. The three-story building has Classical Revival-style elements including Ionic columns across the front. There is a dome topped with a statue of Lady Justice in the center of the roof and there are awnings on all of the windows.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Bridge Between Port Arthur and Orange, Texas

Description: Photographic postcard of the cantilever bridge crossing the Neches River in Southeast Texas. It connects Port Arthur with Bridge City in Orange County. It is the highest bridge in Texas and is now known as the Rainbow Bridge. The card was mailed Dec 10, 1950 from Orange, Texas.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Classroom at Tilley School]

Description: Photograph of two students in a classroom at the Tilley School in Orange, Texas. They are pointing to a poster of book covers of American biographies. Looking on are Principal Myrtle Richardson ans teacher Mary Lynn Weir.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Dossman-Rueter Wedding #9]

Description: Photograph of a group of people, identified as the wedding party in the Dossman-Rueter wedding, posing together in front of a church alter. The bride and groom are standing in the center of the front row, with three women to the right and three men to the left. Behind them is a second row of two women (left) and two men (right). In the background, decorative woodwork is visible on the wall behind the alter, as well as a crucifix, lit candles, and windows on either side of the alter area.
Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Blewitt, William
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Bosque County Historical Commission

[Entrance ot DuPont Sabine River Works - Orange, Texas

Description: Photographic postcard picturing the entrance to the DuPont Sabine River Works, a power and chemical plant in Orange, Texas. Outside the entrance is a tall flag pole and a landscaped parking area full of automobiles.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Loyal Women's Class. The women are divided into four rows, the back three rows are standing and the front row is sitting.
Date: 1950
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Hassell-Foster Funeral Home - 207 S. Magnolia]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Hassell-Foster Funeral Home, which was located at 207 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is a three-story stucco building with a square tower on the corner. It has a wrap-around porch that has Queen Anne-style turned-wood posts and decorative woodwork. A sign outside the front entrance says "Hassell-Foster Funeral Home" ad several cars are parked on the right side of the image, near a second entrance that has a canopy.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

["The Hustler" departing from Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's " The Hustler" train No. 16, southbound, headed by Engine No. 629, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute to Houston.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[IOOF Hall in Orange, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the IOOF Hall the corner of Main and Fourth Streets. Beneath the club is a Toyland store. Automobiles are parked on the curbs.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[National Guard Armory]

Description: Photograph of the entrance to the National Guard Armory at Fourteenth and Cypress Streets. It was used as the USO headquarters during World War II. A flag pole stands in the courtyard area.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

Orange Leader Editor Cullen Browning in a small office

Description: Cullen Browning, editor of the The Orange Leader sits in a small make-shift office at 503-505 Front Ave. Another worker named Ken Freuden can be seen in the back of the room. This was around 1950, when the original office was undergoing renovation.
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Remodeling Job at 503 Front Street]

Description: Photograph of a remodeling job at 503 Front Street in 1950. A man is standing on a desk, lifting a board, while a woman types at a desk next to him. They both wear hardhats. The man wears a nail bag with '"Harding & Lawler Building Materials" written on it.
Date: 1950
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Sabine River Authority Offices Drawing]

Description: Photograph of an architectural drawing of the Sabine River Authority Office Building, Canal Division, in Orange, Texas. The drawing is by Dimitri Demopulos. The building was designed by Golemon & Rolfe A.I.A. Architects and Engineers.
Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Golemon and Rolfe A.I.A. Architects and Engineers
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Street scene]

Description: Photograph of street scene in Orange. The view is from 5th Street looking south from Green St.
Date: 1950/1959
Creator: Richard Poland
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's morning passenger train from Houston to Dallas is Train No. 15 The Hustler which uses the same cars as the afternoon Sunbeam. After its arrival in Dallas the entire train will be turned on "the wye" serviced, have a parlor car added to the consist and leave for Houston as Train No. 14 at five pm.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas Union Terminal]

Description: Southern Pacific Railroad's "The Sunbeam" engine No. 650, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, at Dallas Union Terminal in 1950. Streamlined steam locomotive No.650 has been serviced and coupled to its train. When the number 13 is placed into its train indicator atop the boiler it will be ready to depart "On the Advertised" at 5:00PM as The Sunbeam.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad