JOHN AND MARY ROQUEMORE HOUSE - 1001 N. SYCAMORE (LOOK RIGHT, CORNER HOUSE ACROSS THE INTERSECTION) BUILT 1911 ALTERED 1950 TWO-STORY FOUR SQUARE HOUSE WITH PRARIE STYLE FEATURES
This frame dwelling is a rare example of the four square house in Palestine with box-like massing, a low-pitched hipped roof and an off-center front door. The Classical Revival elements are the modest amounts of architectural ornamentation on the porch. The 1950 addition onto the porch damaged the home’s architectural integrity. This house was built in 1911 for the parents of John Phillip Roquemore, an executive with I&GN railroad. The Roquemore family occupied the home until 1979.