The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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May 3, 2014

City seeking volunteers for Palestine Historic Resources Survey

PALESTINE — Founded in 1846, the city of Palestine is one of the most historic cities in the state.

Starting in May, local volunteers and city staff will be updating the historic resources survey of the Downtown Historic District. Through the next several weeks, teams of volunteers will document the buildings and features that give downtown Palestine its unique and historic character.

Based on the original historic resources survey, the people of Palestine designated downtown as the city’s first historic district back in 1992.

A Texas Historical Commission Certified Local Government grant has made it possible for Palestine to update the existing survey, which is becoming outdated as downtown buildings are being restored. The city is currently seeking volunteers to help with this survey project.

Community members interested in participating in the project can contact the Historic Preservation Officer Jacob Morris at 903-731-8419, or at

For more information on historic preservation and Main Street, visit the City of Palestine website For more information on statewide preservation efforts visit

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