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[1211 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the front of a white, two-story house with blue accents, located at 1211 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has Queen Anne-style architecture including an angled, two-story tower on the northwest corner.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[1103 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the front and side of a white, one-story house located at 1103 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. It has a green roof and Queen Anne-style details, including Doric-like columns along the porch, and the front gable end with jigsawn bargeboard, turned pedant, and shingled siding.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[House at 408 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the front and part of the south side of a blue, one-story frame house with white accents, located at 408 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. The house has some Queen Anne-style details, including cut-away corners on the side bay and decorative woodwork around the front porch; it also has stained-glass windows in the upper, dormer window. Part of a neighboring house and a stone fence are visible on the right of the image.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[716 S. Sycamore]

Description: Photograph of the southwest corner of a yellow, two-story, Victorian-style house with a wrap-around porch located at 716 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Cunningham House]

Description: Photograph of the front of a two-story, Victorian-style house painted yellow with white trim, located in Palestine, Texas. It was once occupied by the Cunningham Family.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph

[Historical Marker: Palestine High School]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Historical Commission marker for Palestine High School in Palestine, Texas. Text: A public school system in Palestine was established in 1881 under control of the municipal government, the first classes were held at the old Palestine Female Institute (built in 1858), then a high school was built in 1888 at the institute site on Avenue A. In 1915 voters passed a $100,000 bond issue for a new high school. The city council chose this site in newly created, 22-acre Reagan Park for the campus. Fort Worth architects Sanguinet & Staats were chosen for the design, which features Tudor Gothic -- or Jacobethan -- detail in brick, limestone, and occasional tile panels. The 2-story structure, on a raised basement, is framed with reinforced concrete, allowing ample window space for air and light. The original plan included eight lecture rooms, a library, a gymnasium, laboratories, and an auditorium. A principal and 10 teachers comprised the first faculty, and the first graduating class in 1917 contained 38 students. This building became a junior high in 1939, and was named in 1955 for John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), Texas statesman and Palestine resident. Elementary grades were assigned here from 1966 to 1976, when the school was closed. The building was then preserved and rehabilitated as a museum and cultural center.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Reagan School - 400 S. Michaux]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Reagan School located at 400 S. Michaux in Palestine, Texas. The three-story brick building has Tudor Revival-style architectural features and served as a school for various grades between 1916 and 1976, later becoming a museum.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Dilley Foundry Office Bldg - 601 S. May]

Description: Photograph of the south side of the Dilley Foundry Office Building, located at 601 S. May in Palestine, Texas. It is a one-story frame building, resembling a center-passage house There is a porch running the length of the south side of the house that has decorative jigsawn woodwork.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[Texas Historical Commission Marker: Pennybacker-Campbell-Wommack House]

Description: Close-up photograph of the historic marker for the Pennybacker-Campbell-Wommack House located at 814 S. Sycamore in Palestine, Texas. Text: "Silk Stocking Row" Victorian residence built in 1890. Noted as family home of Mrs. Percy V. Pennybacker (1861-1938), teacher, author of widely-used school History of Texas, first Texan president General Federation Women's Clubs. Purchased 1900 by Thomas M. Campbell (1856-1923), famous lawyer, banker, governor of Texas in 1907-1911. Enlarged by Gov. Campbell, house is now property of great-grandson, Drew Wommack, Jr. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1969.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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[404 S. Royall]

Description: Photograph of the front of a two-story, white house located at 404 S. Royall in Palestine, Texas.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph

[1004 S. Magnolia]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of a two-story house located at 1004 S. Magnolia in Palestine, Texas. It is painted white with green trim and has decorative shingling between the floors.
Date: 1991~
Creator: McReynolds, Oliver
Item Type: Photograph
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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
Item Type: Photograph
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[517 E. Hodges - Hodges-Darsey House]

Description: Photograph of the front and east side of the "Hodges-Darsey House," located at 517 E. Hodges in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white, Queen Anne-style house with Ionic columns along the front porch, which wraps slightly to either side, and a round tower near the southeast corner of the building, in the front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[517 E. Hodges - Hodges-Darsey House]

Description: Photograph of the front and east side of the "Hodges-Darsey House," located at 517 E. Hodges in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white, Queen Anne-style house with Ionic columns along the front porch, which wraps slightly to either side, and a round tower near the southeast corner of the building, in the front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[517 E. Hodges - Hodges-Darsey House]

Description: Photograph of the front and part of the east side of the "Hodges-Darsey House," located at 517 E. Hodges in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story, white, Queen Anne-style house with Ionic columns along the front porch, which wraps slightly to either side, and a round tower near the southeast corner of the building, in the front.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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[619 S. Sycamore - A.R. Howard House]

Description: Photograph of the front and south side of the "A.R. Howard House," 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 red-brick fence with metal ornamentation.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
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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
Item Type: Photograph
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