Gardner Building-Twin Building
107 W. Oak
In 1908, two conjoined buildings were erected in downtown Palastine. The left side is Bill by Judge P.W. Brown and became Palestine Gas Company. The right side, built by Judge B.H. Gardener, became a silent movie theater called the Gem Picture Palace. The Gem ceased to be a movie theater in the 1930s and the structure became the offices for Texas Power & Light until the 1970s. After three years of intense restoration, the current owners opened in antique store, which continued operate.