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[Unidentified Man]

Description: Photo of an undentified man taken at the Naschke Studio, Galveston Texas. Back of photo reads: "1870 - came to Palestine 1885"
Date: 1870~
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph

[Texas Theater - 213 W. Crawford]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Texas Theater, part of the 200 Block of W. Crawford Street in Palestine, Texas. The building is made of brick and has masonry embellishments on the facade. There is a "Texas" sign on the front of the building and several signs are visible above the box office, one says "The Brasher Dubloon."
Date: 1950~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Construction on the First Presbyterian Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph taken during the construction of a new section of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. There are two men doing brickwork on a corner, around a stone plaque that says "First Presbyterian Church, Educational Building Erected 1972, Rev. W. S. Blanton Pastor."
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph

[Group of Children]

Description: Information from back of photo: Girls (Left to Right): 1. Olive Sammons 2. Mary E. Bentley 3. Modenia Johnston 4. Verlean Schochler 5. Betty Jane Weeks 6. Mrs. Gerty Howard 7. Mary V. Cotton 8. Lomar Henson 9. Mafrey ? P. Owens 10. Mary L. Fenton 11. Flory Groom Boys: 1. Jeff Fortson 2. Forest L. Williams 3. Edward Matthews 4. Billy Pebworth 5. Phillip Gray 6. Pat Ryan 7. Shelby Smith 8. Cecil Perry 9. Clyde Gibson 10. Sam Cohen 11. Spegle Berry 12. Harry Whitehouse 13. John Freeman ? 14. Billy Beeler 15. Webb Williamson.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph

[519 S. Royall]

Description: Photograph of the front of a white, two-story, brick house located at 519 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has Victorian Italianate architectural embellishments, including the segmental-arched hoodmolds, bracketed eaves, and main entrance with its round-arched portal and hoodmold. Additionally, there are Queen Anne-style aspects, such as the fish-scaled, patterned shingles in the front-facing gable and the complex roof plan. There is snow on the ground and rooftops.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[301 S. Magnolia - Bowers Mansion]

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. Part of the yard is also visible, a fountain in the front.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Bratton Drug Store - Corner of N. Sycamore and W. Oak Str]

Description: Photograph of the Bratton Drug Company on the northwest corner of W. Oak and N. Sycamore streets in Palestine, Texas, looking west on Oak. It is a two-story brick building with a series of four-pane windows along both sides of the upper story. There is a sign that says "Bratton Drug Co." above the first story, in between "Coca Cola" signs. Several unidentified people are walking on the sidewalk and vehicles are parked along Oak street.
Date: 1965~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Kolstad's Jewelry Store - 100 W. Oak]

Description: Photograph of the front and east side of the Kolstad Jewelry store, located at 100 W. Oak in Palestine, Texas, taken from the corner of Oak and Sycamore streets. It is a two-story brick building with decorative architectural elements around the upper-story windows and roofline. On the first floor, the walls around the store are tiled and there is a sidewalk cover over the store windows. The name "Kolstad" is above the entrance. There are cars parked on the street outside the store and an unidentified person walking past the entrance; part of an adjacent building is visible on the far right.
Date: 1970~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[The Old and the New Pilgrim Churches - Elkhart, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the original and newer Pilgrim Churches, located near Elkhart, Texas. There is a small, log building in the foreground and a larger, brick building with a series of windows in the background. Handwritten text on the back of the photo says "Replica of original Pilgrim Church and present bldg. now in use. Oliver McReynolds Photo."
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph

[722 S. Magnolia - Lucas Davey House]

Description: Photograph of the front and south sides of the "Lucas-Davey House," a two-story Queen Anne-style home located at 722 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. Distinctive features include the asymmetrical massing, a richness in details and materials and superb craftsmanship. There are trees and bushes around the house, obscuring the porch and first floor.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph

[The Brownies of Palestine]

Description: A Collage of prominent Palestine businessmen titled "The Brownies of Palestine" "Wish you a Happy New Year". Photos are identified left to right as: F. Hufsmith, D.J. Price, V.F. DuBose, J.W. Cuningham, N.R. Royal, W.M. Lacy, Henry Ash, A. Teah, G.A. Wright, W.P. Siddons, A.R. Howard and W.J. Taylor.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph

[412 S. Royall - Royall House]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story house, located at 416 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas. It has a long, wrap-around porch with Ionic columns and brick around the lower level of the house.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Second Ward School Students and Teacher]

Description: Photo on the bottom half are students that attended the Second Ward School in Palestine. Some of their names are as follows: Evelyn Brown Carrie Parker Hensley Black Elise Jackson Annie Davis Willis Watkins Lelia Dublin Louie Hassell Mary Dunlap Alice McNaughton Iris Waters Claude Williams John G. Winston The photo on the top half of the photo is the actual school.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Dogwood Tree in Front of the Howard House - 1011 N. Perry]

Description: Photograph of a blooming Dogwood tree in the front yard of the Howard House, which is located at 1011 N. Perry Street in Palestine. The house is a one-story, white, antebellum-style house with Greek revival influence including square columns along the front porch. A sign in the front yard says "The Howard House Museum" and a woman wearing a red pantsuit is standing on the front porch.
Date: March 1979
Item Type: Photograph
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