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[Bowers Mansion - 301 S. Magnolia]

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. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, facing the rounded north wall of the church. The altar is visible in the center of the image and there area series of stained-glass windows in the wall behind the altar; there is a also a mural of Jesus and angels painted on the domed roof above the altar area.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[410 Avenue A - First Presbyterian Church]

Description: Copy negative 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 smaller building is visible to the left.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Two Men in a Wagon]

Description: Photo of two men in a wagon in Palestine. The man on the left, driving the wagon, is James Andrew Thompson and the man to his left is his brother-in-law, Columbus Wade.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine, Texas, including an altar area surrounded by decorative stained-glass windows and a religious mural. Other religious symbols are on the wall outside the recessed altar area, and rows of pews are visible in the foreground.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[Elkhart, Texas]

Description: Photo of Main Street, Elkhart Texas. This whole town burned at one point and when it was rebuilt, all the main buildings were made of brick.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[Cilla Price]

Description: Miss Cilla Price - Palestine Texas - 1901 Photo found among the Conaway family papers that were donated to the Palestine Public Library some time ago.
Date: 1901
Creator: Picker
Item Type: Photograph

[John Randolph Hearne]

Description: John Randolph Hearne, son of Texas pioneers Columbus Calamicus Hearne and wife Mary Ellen Gilmer, was born July 15, 1854 in Wheelock, Robinson County, TX. Educated in the schools of his native county, he later attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. He returned to Texas in 1871, soon thereafter moving to Palestine, first engaging in the drug business which he followed for many years. Later he sold this business and moved to Dallas, becoming a very successful businessman. The first electric lights in Dallas were installed in his business downtown. Mr. Hearne later sold this business and moved back to Palestine where he was engaged in the hardware business, and at the time of his death was head of the Palestine Hardware Co. Mr. Hearne invested quite extensively in real estate in Palestine. A prominent businessman, he was instrumental in helping to organize the Palestine National Bank, which later merged with one of the existing banks and he was elected Vice-President of this bank. He was President of the Palestine Board of Trade, and also President of the Royall National Bank. He was Mayor of Palestine from 1907 to 1909 and during his administration Oak Street and Avenue A were the first streets to be paved. Mr. Hearne was described as a man of unselfish interest in public affairs. John Randolph Hearne was married to Miss Emma Sophronia Howard, daughter of Col. And Mrs. George Robert Howard, and to this union three children were born. He died at his home at 503 Hodges Street on February 10, 1930 and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Daughters of the Confederacy]

Description: This picture was made at a state convention of the Texas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy at Corsicana Texas, 1900. The flag in the process of being folded is of unknown origin. It was returned from New Orleans with the effects of Col. William Lull and was supposed, from its single star, to have belonged to Texas. It's description: Gray field, red star, gray and blue stripes, heavy red fringe entirely surrounding it.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[St. Phillips Episcopal Church - 106 E. Crawford]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of the St. Phillips Episcopal Church, located at 106 E. Crawford in Palestine, Texas. It is a brick building that has windows with pointed arches. There is a taller, square tower on the northwest corner of the building. Horse-drawn wagons are parked along the streets.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
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[St. Philips Episcopal Church - Palestine]

Description: Photo of the St. Phillips Episcopal church, which was built c. 1870 on the corner of Crawford and Sycamore Streets in Palestine. It was moved across Sycamore Street about 1909, which is where it sits today.
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

[John H. Reagan]

Description: John H. Reagan served in many political roles during his lifetime, including: Probate Judge in Henderson County Texas from 1846 - 1847, Representative in the Texas Legislature from 1847-1848, District Judge in Texas from 1852-1857, U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1857-1861, Representative from the Texas Provisional Congress Confederate States of America in 1861, Postmaster General of the Confederacy from 1861-1865, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy in 1865, Delegate to the Convention Framing the Constitution of Texas in 1874-75, once again as U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1875-1887, Senator from Texas in the U.S. Congress from 1887-1891, and last but not least, Chairman of the Railroad Commission in Texas from 1891-1902. He was also among the original commissioners that organized the Texas State Historical Association. He died in March 1905 in Anderson County Texas and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery. The certificate is one of the certificates he issued while serving as Postmaster General of the Confederacy. It assigns John Caudle as Postmaster of the Union Mills Post Office, located in Havanna County, Virginia.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph

[John H. Reagan]

Description: John H. Reagan served in many political roles during his lifetime, including: Probate Judge in Henderson County Texas from 1846 - 1847, Representative in the Texas Legislature from 1847-1848, District Judge in Texas from 1852-1857, U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1857-1861, Representative from the Texas Provisional Congress Confederate States of America in 1861, Postmaster General of the Confederacy from 1861-1865, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederacy in 1865, Delegate to the Convention Framing the Constitution of Texas in 1874-75, once again as U.S. Congressman from Texas from 1875-1887, Senator from Texas in the U.S. Congress from 1887-1891, and last but not least, Chairman of the Railroad Commission in Texas from 1891-1902. He was also among the original commissioners that organized the Texas State Historical Association. He died in March 1905 in Anderson County Texas and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery. The certificate is one of the certificates he issued while serving as Postmaster General of the Confederacy. It assigns John Caudle as Postmaster of the Union Mills Post Office, located in Havanna County, Virginia.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph