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Palestine City Directory, 1898-1899

Description: Containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens. A classified list of all trades, professions and pursuits. A street and avenue guide. A miscellaneous directory of city officials, public schools, churches, secret and benevolent societies, etc.
Date: 1898
Creator: Hensley-Arnold Co.

[805 S. Sycamore - George Edward Dilley House]

Description: Photograph of the southeast corner of the "George Edward Dilley House" located at 805 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The two-story house is painted white and has decorative woodwork around the front porch, as well as a mansard roof and a widow's walk with cast iron handrails. The yard is enclosed in a decorative metal fence.
Date: unknown
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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. It is painted green with red and gray trim, and has red-brick accents around the foundation. Distinctive features include the asymmetrical massing, a richness in details and materials and superb craftsmanship.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
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[805 S. Sycamore - George Edward Dilley House]

Description: Photograph of the front of the "George Edward Dilley House" located at 805 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The two-story house is painted white and has a mansard roof and a widow's walk with cast iron handrails. Part of the front porch is visible; it has decorative woodwork covered in climbing vines. In the foreground, there is a decorative metal fence enclosing the yard, lined with shrubberies, and a gate that opens to the front walk.
Date: unknown
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[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph of the front of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 410 Avenue A in Palestine, Texas. It is a red-brick building with white stone accents that has a Gothic architecture design including leaded stained glass and Tiffany memorial windows. There is a tall silver spire above the tower on the left side of the building. A sign outside the front entrance has information about worship services.
Date: unknown
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[519 S. Royall - Gardner, Gooch, Kolstad House]

Description: Close-up photograph of part of the front of the "Gardner, Gooch, Kolstad House," 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 roof and the plants in the yard.
Date: 1970~
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[205 E. Dallas]

Description: Photograph of the front and west side of a two-story white house located at 205 E. Dallas in Palestine, Texas. There is an enclosed porch on both floors.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
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[Charles Howard Blackshear II]

Description: (back of photo) My beloved cousin Chas. Howard Blackshear II, son of Uncle Joe and Aunt Mollie Colbert Blackshear. This is his freshman year at University of Ky. and he has on the "Pledge Pin" of my own college fraternity. 1926 - I had sent C.H.B. (Chas. Howard Blackshear II) to "Bob" Massies School for Boys (Massie was son of the Dean of the Lexington Ky Cathedral. (Signed) William S. Blackshear. P.S. Chas. H.B. was the first of my several 1st cousins I sent to school and/or aided financially with their schooling. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: 1926

[Boys who Chopped Wood]

Description: Photo of a group of boys who have been chopping wood. Notation on back of photo says that they chopped this pile in about 15 minutes. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown