Durham Building

Durham Building (HM1DEJ)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
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N 31° 53.87', W 98° 36.311'

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In 1874 there were 2 buildings located at this site, a grocery store owned by J. B. Green and a saloon owned by M. T. Overstreet. In 1889 W. M. Reese established the William Reese Drug Company, described as the largest drugstore between Fort Worth and San Angelo. In 1920 N. N. Durham and George M. Simmons purchased the business with N. N. Durham purchasing Mr. Simmons interest a few years later. The name was changed to Durhams Prescription Pharmacy. L. C. (Jake) Durham (brother to N. N. Durham) purchased his first interest in the firm in 1927. In 1942 Ted Durham bought most of his fathers [sic] (N. N. Durham) interest in the business. When the business burned to the ground in 1950 it had a 90 foot frontage and also contained Durhams Drug Products, manufacturers of several drug items with statewide distribution. In 1976 Ted Durham was murdered in the store after returning from an out of town trip by 2 men who had broken into the store from the back alley. In 1982 the building and pharmacy were purchased by the Huett family and combined with the Service Drug Store located up the street.

Aug 2002
Year Placed2002
Placed ByComanche County Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 537333 N 3529179
Decimal Degrees31.89783333, -98.60518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.87', W 98° 36.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 52.20" N, 98° 36' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 N Houston St, Comanche TX 76442, US
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