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[Soldier in Spanish American War Uniform]

Description: The man in this photograph has been tentatively identified as having been a soldier during the Spanish American war. On the back of the photograph it reads "Property of J.F. Grigsby - 408 So. Sycamore Street, Palestine Texas". The photo is now owned by the Anderson County Historical Commission.
Date: c. 1898
Creator: Bushnell
Item Type: Photograph

[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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[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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[501 S. Magnolia]

Description: Photograph of the south side of a two-story house located at 501 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. The house is brick on the first floor with wooden siding on the front and upper floor, painted light brown or beige with dark brown shutters.
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[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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[619 S. Sycamore - A.R. Howard Home]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of "A.R. Howard Home," a two-story, Victorian Italianate-style house located at 619 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. This house is noteworthy because of its load-bearing masonry (brick) construction and its segmental-arched openings, bracketed eaves, and low-pitched roof. The house is behind a brick fence with metal ornamentation.
Date: 1965~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[717 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story frame house located in 717 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style details on the porch woodwoork and gable ends with Italianate-style influences (including round-arched upper sashes on the second floor windows, and pedimented architraves).
Date: 1979~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[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

[921 N. Cedar - Bailey - Summers House]

Description: Close-up of the southeast corner of the "Bailey-Summers House," a two-story, Classical Revival-style house located at 921 N. Cedar St. in Palestine, Texas. The dominant architectural feature is the front portico with two-story Ionic columns.
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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[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

[House in Palestine]

Description: Photograph of a two-story house in Palestine, Texas. There is a sign in the front yard that says "Yard of the Month."
Date: 1979~
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