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Dan Hodges House

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1895. 517 E. Hodges St.

Merchant Dan Hodges, who arrived in Palestine in the late 1870s with his brother A. B. Hodges, along with the railroad, built this two-story frame Queen Anne house, which features a cross-gabled roof, a corner tower with a steep roof, and a one-story wraparound porch with a low gable over the front steps.

On the same block at 503 E. Hodges is the John R. and Emma Hearne House (1896, Luther McKlemurry). Pharmacist Hearne was also a banker and mayor, and he founded the Palestine Hardware Company, which became the largest in the region. The Queen Anne house on 2.5 acres is distinctive for the red brick veneer added in 1902. The wraparound porch is supported on Ionic columns. The house is built on land received as a wedding present when he married George R. Howard’s daughter (see TK36).

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Dan Hodges House", [Palestine, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 72-72.

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