Huett Building and Carrera [sic Carrara] Glass

Huett Building and Carrera [sic Carrara] Glass (HM1DEM)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
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N 31° 53.899', W 98° 36.312'

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The original title to this property was given to John Carnes by Comanche County in Feb. 1860. The first structure appearing around 1873 deeded to George L. Wright then to W.J. McLean. From McLean to John Elliott and B.F. Wright in Dec. 1876. The infamous Jack Wright Saloon being at this location at about that time. In 1881 the building was deeded to J.W. Green and Co. and remained in the Green family until 1967 when it was purchased by C.L. Huett. On 15th of Sept. 1932, C.L. and Isla Isham Huett opened the Service Drug Store with $267.00 dollars of stock and some second hand fixtures. By 1946 Mr. Huett had also become the largest appliance dealer in the area selling and servicing such brands as Maytag, Frigidaire, Bendix, Emerson, and Zenith. In 1950 Service Drug became a Walgreen agency selling various Walgreen drug products. In 1957, his son-in-law, Gyale Pirkle joined the firm and in 1969 his son John became a partner. In 1975 John Huett bought out his brother-in-law and in 1977 moved the pharmacy across the street to a larger building. Other businesses located here were several saloons, J.W. Green Mercantile Co. and the Comanche Chief newspaper.

Sept. 2002
Carrera [sic - Carrara] Glass
On the upper fa?ade of this building under the plaster is an unusual type of glass called Carrera Glass or Vitrolite. Manufactured extensively in the 1920s and 1930s this glass was used on building facades throughout the country and can still be seen on some buildings in larger cities. It came in several different colors including black, white and jade. The glass fell out of favor in the 1950s and production was ceased. This particular building fa?ade was covered in this glass by the Walgreen Drug Co. in 1950 for the Service Drug Store. You can still see an example of this unique glass on the columns on either side of this building.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByComanche County Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 537332 N 3529232
Decimal Degrees31.89831667, -98.60520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.899', W 98° 36.312'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 53.94" N, 98° 36' 18.72" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 W Grand Ave, Comanche TX 76442, US
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