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[Photo - Drawing of Heards Hotel]

Description: Adjusted photograph of a drawing of Heards Hotel, which was later called the Stern Hotel, Palestine.
Date: 1880~
Creator: Osjetea Briggs
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Second Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photo of the second Courthouse that stood in Palestine, Anderson County. It served the county from approximately 1860 until 1885.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Spring Street - Palestine]

Description: Photo of an Spring Street (once Front Street) in Palestine, Texas. Railroad tracks are visible, as well as the original wooden depot.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Spring Street - Palestine]

Description: Photo of Spring Street, Palestine, taking looking toward the west.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Unidentified Church]

Description: Photo of an undentified church in Palestine.
Date: 1880~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Copy negative 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. It is viewed from the other side of a dirt road.
Date: 1885~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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..1916]
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Copy negative 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. A gazebo is visible on the grounds, to the right, and several unidentified people are standing near one corner of the building.
Date: [1885..1916]
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of an ornate building identified as the Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. In the foreground, the lawn has been landscaped. 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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library