Katy in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dube's Super Market
This building was the first modern supermarket in the Katy area. After returning home from WWII, war hero, Purple Heart, and Silver Star recipient, William Dube, Jr, purchased the Pitt's Grocery which was originally located on this site.
In 1947, Mr. Dube built and opened his new supermarket featuring an air conditioned building, the latest in modern Frigidmist coolers and a neon operated building sign. The business remained open until Mr. Dube's retirement in 1974 and this neon sign was taken down and stored in a barn in Marlin, Texas. In 2010 the Dube heirs donated the sign to K-T Antiques to be re-installed on the building in keeping with the historical Old Town Katy motif.
In 1956 an addition was added to the building face on Second Street. The original Tenants of this space were Mrs. Dube's variety store (which was originally inside the supermarket), a hardware business and the Katy Post Office from 1957-1976
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
Location. 29° 47.253′ N, 95° 49.325′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5614 2nd Street, Katy TX 77494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The MKT Depot (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stewart-Lott Home (about 600 feet away); The Romack Home (about 800 feet away); The Peck Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Katy (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hubler-Pitts Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Robertson-Motherall Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Weller-Baird Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katy.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 9, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.