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1305 S. Sycamore St.

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1305 S. SYCAMORE - BUILT 1893-94 (LOOK LEFT)

This stunning eclectic home was built for Alabama-born lumber merchant, William Broyles and his Australian-born wife, Caroline Scott Broyles. William Broyles settled in Palestine as a young man following the Civil War, and his mill was responsible for all the distinctive trim and woodwork on the house. The architect and building contractor was Luther McKlemurry. He was Louisiana native the master builder who designed several outstanding local residential and commercial structures. Note the Italianate features, distinctive use of milled woodwork, cast iron sewing machine treadles below the balcony cornice lines, pressed tin roof on the tower and the cresting on the hip deck. The home is still in the Broyles family.
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