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[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~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Bringing Home the Game

Description: Embossed color postcard depicting a cupid dragging a string with red hearts and arrows behind him. Stamped envelopes float above his head; handwritten notes on the envelopes say "Miss R.L. Dill Okla City", Mrs. Alice Dill Okla C-Okla.", and "Earl Dill, O.C.O." Correspondence on the back reads, "Pap was not quite so well yesterday. I guess he has taken a fresh cold but I haven't seen him today as he was not awake when I left. He's not much sick just can't get over the grippe. What her doing did her get her valentine. Rosa" It is addressed to Mrs. E. A. Dill, 517 High Street, Oklahoma City Okla. It is postmarked Paris, Texas on Feb 13, 1909.
Date: February 13, 1909
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Canal St. Martin]

Description: Color postcard with an image of Canal St. Martin. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is the name "Dorothy K. Erler." The correspondence on the back of the postcard reads, "I guess darling you have been kept busy visiting all the parks with Dorothy's papa- but no doubt you enjoy it. M.Erler". The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Quincy, Ill. on Jul 31 1907.
Date: 1907~
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Canoeing]

Description: Color postcard with an image of a woman in a canoe. Below the image is the text, "Canoeing." Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "To Rosa Louise Dill From Aunt Rosa Bassano." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 E. 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Apr 19, 1907.
Date: 1906
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Canoeing Girl

Description: Color postcard with a girl wearing a blue and red sailor dress holding an oar and a booklet on the front. Postmarked in Paris, Texas on 3 Apr 1908.
Date: 1908
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Centenary Methodist 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. This photo was taken when the windows could be swiveled open to catch air during the warm months of the year.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palestine Public Library