Old Dayton businesses on display at Old School Museum

The Dayton Drug Store is pictured as it appeared in the 1920s.

Dayton’s Old School Museum currently has on exhibit photographs and lithographs of businesses that no longer exist in the community.

The attached photo from the 1920s is of the Dayton Drug Store.  It had a soda fountain with porcelain stools and a counter and tables with marble tops.  It also sold cigars and pipes with tobacco.

The Dayton Drug Store later became Mansfield’s Drug and later still was acquired by Clarence Quick who opened Quick’s Pharmacy in the 1960s.

The public is invited to visit the Old School on Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., located at 111 W. Houston Street, behind Walgreen’s.  Admission is free.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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