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[400 N. Queen - Redlands Hotel]

Description: Photograph of the south and west sides of the Redlands Hotel, on the corner of Oak and Queen streets, at 400 N. Queen in Palestine, Texas. It is a Two-Part Vertical Block building that has a U-shaped plan and load-bearing masonry walls, with Renaissance Revival-style architectural elements. Noteworthy features include the quoin-like brick in the end bays of the west and south elevations, and the entablature with large brackets.
Date: 1919~
Item Type: Photograph
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[1st Lt. Wm. S. Blackshear and New Recruit]

Description: (back of photo) 1st Lt. William S. Blackshear (Port Exchg. Officer at time) and new recruit to U.S.A. Force. Camp Travis 1918 Feb. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: February 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Ben Parker Homestead]

Description: Photo of the Ben Parker Home, located west of Elkhart, Texas. People pictured are: (left to right) Ben J. Parker, Ross Parker, Lorene Parker, Estelle Parker (on porch), Joe Bailey Parker, Docia Parker (on porch in chair holding:) Dale Parker, Charm Parker, Jack Parker, Lucinda Ellen (Lula) Parker.
Date: 1911~
Item Type: Photograph

[Changing a Flat]

Description: (back of photo) W.S.B. (White shirted) fixing flat here to Mrs. Jas. Kapp's Franklin Auto at Camp Travis, Tex. (San Antonio) 1918. Mrs. K. standing by the door - Mrs. Miller of Kansas City Mo in car. Two of my men helping me. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph

[Congregational 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.
Date: 1912~
Item Type: Photograph

[Fraternity Photo in Austin 1917]

Description: Photograph of a UT Fraternity, Austin 1917 - Wm. Blackshear is marked with an X (front row, second from the left). The group is posing in two rows on a large patio or balcony. The front row is seated on the wall with the back row standing behind.
Date: 1917
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior Seating Area of the Temple Opera House]

Description: Interior 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: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Palestine Canteen Station]

Description: Photo of the Palestine Canteen. Residents of Palestine manned the Canteen where they furnished all sorts of personal services for World War I soldiers who were traveling through Palestine on the train.
Date: 1918~
Item Type: Photograph

[Palestine Daily News]

Description: Photo of a page of the Palestine Daily News Newspaper dated January 8, 1913, when the Third Anderson County Courthouse was burned.
Date: January 8, 1913
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. It once housed not only the Masonic Hall, but numerous businesses on the ground floor.
Date: 1910~
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. It once housed not only the Masonic Hall, but numerous businesses on the ground floor. Note the base for the statue of John H. Reagan, that now resides in Reagan Park.
Date: 1910~
Item Type: Photograph

[Wagon Advertising Liberty Bonds]

Description: Picture of a wagon with an advertisement for Liberty Bonds parked in front of the Bowden Grocery store in Palestine, Tx. Grandfather of Forrest Bradberry Jr. is driving the wagon. The side of the wagon says, "We are going to win this war, Buy a Liberty Bond."
Date: 1917~
Item Type: Photograph

[Wagon Advertising Liberty Bonds]

Description: Picture of a wagon with an advertisement for Liberty Bonds parked in front of the Bowden Grocery store in Palestine, Tx. Grandfather of Forrest Bradberry Jr. is driving the wagon. The side of the wagon says, "We are going to win this war, Buy a Liberty Bond."
Date: 1917~
Item Type: Photograph

[William Blackshear, Mrs. James Kapp and Mrs. Miller]

Description: (back of photo) William S. Blackshear, Mrs. James Kapp of San Antonio, TX, and Mrs. Miller of Kansas City, MO, Summer 1918 - Mrs. Kapps Franklin Car. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1918
Item Type: Photograph