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[Spring Street - Palestine]

Description: Photo of Spring Street in Palestine, Texas taking looking West from the Colley Wright Building. This was before they removed the lights that were down the center of the street.
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph

[Photos of Three Members of the Galveston Court of Civil Appeals]

Description: Photo of three members of the Court of Civil Appeals - First Supreme Judicial District of Texas. (Left to Right) Associate Justice Seldon A. McMeans (1907 to 1916); Chief Justice Robert A. Pleasants (1907 to 1938); and Associate Justice, T.S. Reese (1905 to 1915). Robert A. Pleasants was an associate justice of the Court from 1899 to 1907, as well as chief justice from 1907 to 1938. With 38 or 39 years of service, he may be the longest-serving appellate judge in Texas history.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Mary Elizabeth Black Campbell]

Description: Mary E. Black Campbell, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Joseph Black and wife of John Campbell. She was born 18 December 1853 and died 4 January 1927. Her husband was a member of the Confederace and rode with Capt. Joseph Black, a friend and neighbor. The story goes that as they turned to ride away, he waved back at the tall dark-eyed girl standing by the gate. He said, “Mary Elizabeth Black, you’re the prettiest girl in the county and when I return from this awful war, I’m going to marry you!” One year after the end of the war, they were married. They settled on a 270 acre tract of land and raised a family of 12 children: eight daughters and four sons, ten of whom are buried in the Campbell Family cemetery in Anderson County.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Three Past Chair-Persons of the Anderson County Historical Commission]

Description: Frame containing three portraits, side-by-side, of past chairpersons of the Anderson County Historical Commission: (left to right) Bonner Frizzell, Oliver McReynolds, and Johnnie Bell McDonald Ballard. Frizzell is visible from the waist up, wearing a pinstripe suit, and is posing seated, reading an open book in his lap. McReynolds is visible from the chest up, wearing a dark suit and patterned tie. Ballard is visible from the shoulders up and is wearing a light-colored shirt with a darker jacket.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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

Description: Copy print 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.
Date: 1975~
Item Type: Photograph
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[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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[I&GN Railroad Immigrants Home]

Description: The International and Great Northern Railroad Immigrants Home. Built to give people moving to this part of Texas a place to live until their house was built. A play on the part of the railroad to encourage settlers to immigrate to Texas right after the railroad was built in the late 1880's and early 1890's.
Date: 1890~
Item Type: Photograph

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Temple Opera House]

Description: Photo of the Temple Opera House which was located on the corner of Avenue A and Oak Street in downtown Palestine. As per the 1898-1899 city directory, the manager was a man named W.E. Swift. The building has since been destroyed.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph