Thanks to gstone for the photograph of the Duncan Drug Store, closed since 1965. Try as I might, I have been unable to locate any information about the store. I am sure if you are of a similar age some of us, you have fond memories as well or those marble fronted soda fountains. There are even a few of them still preserved here and there across the US.
And, earlier in the series, I mentioned the Duncan High School, and my elation at discovering the building was none other than an E. L. Malvaney designed school. Thanks also to the reference provided by gstone, I could discern from the 1942 photograph that the front entryway has not been as altered as I had originally suspected, albeit, altered.
And finally, in the Duncan area, the Donelson House was in serious dilapidation in 1976 and “it may no longer survive” according to the nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places (MDAH/HRI database). In 2012, my students and I made a field trip to locate it, and through the density of the surrounding trees on the creek, we could glimpse only what appeared to be a collapsed roof. If it looked like this in 1976, chances are part of the tin roof is indeed the only thing still in existence.
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