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[Temple Opera House - Palestine, Texas]

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: [1890..1905]
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Unidentified House]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified house thought to have been located in Palestine, Texas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Miller Bldg - Palestine, TX.]

Description: Photo of the Miller Building, which was later the home of the Ford Motor Company in Palestine, TX. David Aiken built this building
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Nathanial W. Blackshear]

Description: Photo of Nathanial W. Blackshear that was taken about 1891.
Date: 1891
Creator: E.F. Brockmeyer - Studio Angelo
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Nathanial W. Blackshear at reins of a wagon]

Description: Photo of Nathanial W. Blackshear driving a buggy with an unidentified man sitting next to him and another unidentified man standing beside the horse. On the back of the photograph is the following: "In this 'gig' he eloped with "Mamie" Rollins, my mother. on Midnight May 18, 1892 - married at 3 a.m. May 19, 1892 by Presbyterian Minister Dr. Crozier, Palestine Tex. with Zula Quark(?) as bridesmaid and in Zula's clothing, because her mother had taken away her clothing and locked her in her room. So Mamie got out of her window in her night gown wrapped in the counterpayne"
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[101 E. Oak]

Description: Photograph of the front and side of the "Federal Building," located at 101 E. Oak in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with Renaissance Revival-style details.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[201 E. Oak]

Description: Photograph of the front and west side of a multi-story brick building located at 201 E. Oak in Palestine, Texas. The entrance on the corner has a glass door with an name on it and several full-length glass window; stonework text at the top of the building says "Ivanhoe No. 15. KofP." As per the 1898-1899 Palestine City Directory, this was the home of the Knights of Pythias. A sign for a neighboring building that says "Goodwill Industries of East Texas" is visible on the far left.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[201 E. Oak]

Description: Photograph of the front and east side of a multi-story brick building located at 201 E. Oak in Palestine, Texas. The entrance on the corner has a glass door with an name on it and several full-length glass window; stonework text at the top of the building says "Ivanhoe No. 15. KofP." As per the 1898-1899 Palestine City Directory, this was the home of the Knights of Pythias.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[100 Block E. Oak]

Description: Photograph of a three-story brick building located at the corner of Oak and Houston streets, in the 100 block of E. Oak in Palestine, Texas. The first floor has a glass storefront and the sign above says "Goodwill Industries."
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Centenary Methodist Church - Palestine Texas]

Description: This is a picture of the first Centenary Methodist Church. It was built around 1884 and was in use until sometime around 1910, when a new building was constructed at 422 S. Magnolia.
Date: 1900~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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. This photo was taken from the corner of south Magnolia and west Bowers streets.
Date: [1878..1955]
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Photograph of the west side of the Anderson County Courthouse, located at 500 N. Church in Palestine, Texas. The three-story building has Classical Revival-style elements including Ionic columns across the front. There is a dome topped with a statue of Lady Justice in the center of the roof and there are awnings on all of the windows.
Date: 1950~
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Main Street, 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~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Third Anderson County Courthouse]

Description: Copy print of the third Anderson County Courthouse in Palestine, Texas. It is a two-story brick building with stone accents and a taller tower on one corner. A gazebo is visible on the grounds, to the right, and several unidentified people are standing near one corner of the building. The words "Court House, Palestine, Texas" are written across the top of the image.
Date: [1885..1916]
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[317 - 319 W. Main]

Description: Photograph of the front and west side of a two-story commercial building located at 317-319 W. Main in Palestine, Texas, taken from the corner of W. Main and N. Queen streets. The building is painted white and has masonry accents along the roofline. The storefronts in this building have signs for two businesses including a "Tailor Shop & Mens' Wear" and "Deluxe Cleaners." Part of the adjoining brick building is visible on the right, and a taller brick building is visible in the background.
Date: June 1991
Creator: Hardy, Heck, Moore
Location Info:
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Meredith Howell]

Description: (Back of another photo of him) Meredith Howell, Escondido, Calif. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Meredith Howell]

Description: (Back of Photo) Meredith Howell at high school age. Escondido, California. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: [1936..1937]
Creator: Havens
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Elbert O. Harper]

Description: Elbert O. Harper - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Photograph of Genie Blackshear]

Description: Portrait of Genie Blackshear, visible from the chest up. She is wearing a blouse or dress with a high collar and decorative embroidery. Text on back of photo says: Cousin Genie Blackshear - New York.
Date: unknown
Creator: W.D. Jackson Photographic Studio
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Dr. George Howard and two Unidentified Men]

Description: (back of photo) "Nat" (This "Nat" is in my mother's (Mamie Rollins Blackshear's handwriting - W.S.B.) Center one is my distant cousin Dr. George Howard, brother to Mrs. John Hearne. Who are the two on each side? W.S. Blackshear - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bailey, F.B.
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[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
Partner: Palestine Public Library