Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. A significant historical month for this entry is August 2002.
Location. 31° 53.87′ N, 98° 36.311′ W. 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. Marker and building are on the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 North Houston Street, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Calaboose and rock with irons (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Thomas Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleming Oak (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.