Museum for East Texas Culture

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Palestine High School
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Museum for East Texas Culture is located in Texas
Museum for East Texas Culture
Museum for East Texas Culture is located in the US
Museum for East Texas Culture
Location 400 Micheaux Ave., Palestine, Texas
Coordinates 31°45′29″N 95°37′38″W / 31.75806°N 95.62722°W / 31.75806; -95.62722Coordinates: 31°45′29″N 95°37′38″W / 31.75806°N 95.62722°W / 31.75806; -95.62722
Built 1915
Architect Flynt,A.W.; Sanguinet & Staats
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Jacobean-Tudor
NRHP Reference # 86002295[1]
RTHL # 8790
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 24, 1986
Designated RTHL 1986

The Museum for East Texas Culture is a museum in Reagan Park in Palestine, Texas.

The building was built in 1915 as Palestine High School.[1] It opened in 1916 and graduated its first class in 1917. In 1939 it became a junior high school, and was named the Reagan School, after John H. Reagan, in 1955. It became an elementary school in 1966 and closed in 1976. It opened as the current museum in 1982.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as "Palestine High School" in 1986.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "The Museum in Reagan Park". Palestine, Texas: Museum for East Texas Culture. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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