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[600 Block S. May - Dilley's Iron Foundry]

Description: Illinois-native George Mansfield Dilley, the prominent railroad-building contractor who played an instrumental role in the expansion of railroads throughout Texas and the South, established this foundry in 1873, one year after the railroad arrived in Palestine. The George M. Dilley & Son Foundry, located adjacent to the I&GN tracks, at one time contained more than ten buildings. The enterprise manufactured some farm equipment and machinery, but its primary output was gray iron and brass casting… more
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Major Alfred Morris Jr.]

Description: Taken by Lt. Geo. L. Forward of Texarkana, Ark. at the Liba Staging area, Philippines, December 1945, of Maj. Alfred Morris, Jr. sun bathing. From the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Forward, George L.
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Freedmens First Vote

Description: Photograph of the first Anderson County Courthouse on the day of the Freedmen's First Vote. The voters' horses are tied to the railing and the Union guards watching over them to prevent opposition from taking or harming them.
Date: 1866~
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Herald Building]

Description: The old Palestine Herald Building. The name of this newspaper was changed to the Palestine Herald Press during the 1940's and the offices were moved sometime after that date. This building is located on Avenue A in Palestine.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Palestine Young Mens Business Association Bldg]

Description: This building was the home of the Young Mens Business Association, which later became the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. It was located on Spring Street (once known as Front Street) in the "new town" section of Palestine, which was along the railroad tracks. This picture was probably taken in the early 1900's.
Date: 1900~
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~
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
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