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216 S. Magnolia St.

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216 S. MAGNOLIA - BUILT 1882 (LOOK RIGHT)

This original simple two-story rent house was built by Prussian-born merchant and banker Michael Ash, in whose memory the Palestine Jewish synagogue was dedicated. The home was remodeled by Lucius Gooch and his first wife, Jessie Howard Gooch around 1899. Mr. Gooch, a Palestine native, was a local banker and civic leader, and one-time private secretary to the legendary railroad magnate Jay Gould, Mrs. Gooch was a native of Galveston, Texas. Note the extensive gable and cornice ornamentation on two-story side bay. In Gooch family since 1888. ·

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