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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
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Partner: Palestine Public Library

[411 S. Sycamore - A.S. Fox Home]

Description: Photograph of a family on the lawn of the A.S. Fox home, located at 411 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. There are two young girls wearing light-colored dresses, standing on the left side of the image and looking at a spouting fountain in the yard; a man is standing on the right side of the image, holding a toddler. The house is visible in the background. It is a two-story, light-colored building with two chimneys and a widow's walk on the room, as well as a wrap-around front porch with woodwork. A woman is standing on the porch looking toward the camera. A smaller, more ornate building is also visible on the far left of the image.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[412 S. Royall - Royall House]

Description: Copy negative of the front of a two-story house located at 416 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. There are people on the porch and in the front yard.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Palestine Public Library

[1305 S. Sycamore - Broyles House]

Description: Close-up photograph of the southeast corner of the "Broyles House," a 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

[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
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Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Aerial View of Homes in Orange, Texas]

Description: Aerial photograph of homes in Orange, Texas. Many of the homes have porches. One has a large rain barrel in its backyard. An automobile can be seen going down one of the streets.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[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
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Partner: Palestine Public Library

Denison Family with Covered Wagon

Description: Photograph taken in 1900 of the Denison family next to a covered wagon hitched to a team of mules. Five people and one dog sitting on a chair.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

[Downtown Parade]

Description: Photograph of a parade around 1900. Horses pull carts, one carries a man who is talking through a megaphone. Children run alongside of the parade on the street.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

Description: On a winter morning in January 1900, the Great Northern Railway's passenger train stands at the Cokato, Minnesota depot. It is headed by an American type 4-4-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 127. This locomotive was built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1882, and scrapped in 1916. Observe this burnished locomotive and its consist of clean and well-maintained equipment.
Date: January 1900
Creator: Barnes, Dwight
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[First Presbyterian Church - 410 Avenue A]

Description: Copy print of the front of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a brick building with stone accents that has a Gothic architecture design including leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. There is a tall spire above the tower on the left side of the building. A note on the original photograph says "Palestine, Tex. Photo by Geo.A. McDonald." A note under the original photograph says "M-15 Presbyterian Church."
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Four Women at a Slumber Party]

Description: Photograph of four women at a slumber party around 1900. A vanity with a mirror stands behind them. It appears that they are all fixing their hair.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Gathering on Green Avenue in Orange, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a gathering - maybe a parade, or possibly a funeral - in Orange, Texas along Green Avenue. A decorated cart moves up the avenue (left side of photo). Many people line the street.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Group of People in Front of Redlands Hotel]

Description: Group of unidentified people gathered around and on a fire truck parked in front of the Redlands Hotel, which is located at 400 N. Queen Street in Palestine, Texas.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Horse Drawn Fire Wagon]

Description: Photograph of Pearcy Adams and George Rexes driving the new horse-drawn fire wagon in Orange, Texas around 1900.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, facing the rounded north wall of the church. The altar is visible in the center of the image and there area series of stained-glass windows in the wall behind the altar; there is a also a mural of Jesus and angels painted on the domed roof above the altar area.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, Texas, including an altar area surrounded by decorative stained-glass windows and a religious mural. Other religious symbols are on the wall outside the recessed altar area, and rows of pews are visible in the foreground.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library