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Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Durham Building

 
 
Durham Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
1. Durham Building Marker
Inscription.

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
 
Erected 2002 by Comanche County Historical Society.
 
Location. 31° 53.87′ N, 98° 36.311′ W. Marker
Durham Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 11, 2014
2. Durham Building and Marker
is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is on Houston Street north of Central Avenue (U.S. 67/377), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and building are on the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Houston Street, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ritz Theater Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chilton-Harelik Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Cora Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Raid in Comanche (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleming Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Thomas Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Comanche.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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