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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tom's Drug Store

 
 
Tom's Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. Tom's Drug Store Marker
Inscription.  This store became Baldwyn's most iconic business in the mid-20th century when owner Tom Mauldin erected the neon sign that still hangs. Constructed by the Steeds, a family of masons, the building originally housed City Drug & Jewelry Co. Guy Stocks, remembered as the town's only Republican of his day, was proprietor. Mauldin joined Stocks by 1920, attached his name and marked Main Street forever. Later partnerships with Ira Caldwell and Clyde Tapp followed. Clyde and brother Jimmy carried on the business they made their own into the 1980's.

National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 34° 30.56′ N, 88° 38.032′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 W Main St, Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Son' McGee's Grocery (here, next to this marker); People's Bank (a few steps from this marker); Epting's Five and Dime
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By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. Tom's Drug Store Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Quail Ridge Engineering (a few steps from this marker); 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker); Baldwyn Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line (within shouting distance of this marker); M. Gorden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Tom's Drug Store Neon Sign image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. Tom's Drug Store Neon Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 31 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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