This photo is closer to 1910, but it does show the building that will be The Outpost on the north side of the square. As you can see, the front doors once sat at an angle, similar to the building just across the street to the west.
I stopped in today to see the progress being made by Rex Plumlee and Eddy Parker, owners of the soon to be Outpost restaurant in Comanche. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings for dinner.
And, of course, the 1890s building is a treasure in itself!
We began with a mystery. The guys cut a simple hole in the floor so that they could erect a post.
Believe it or not, beneath that 4-inch hole, they found all of these items! The Lysol bottle dates to pre-1920.
When they got into the rafters, it was obvious that the old building had once had a fire, probably from a lightning strike, according to the evidence.
It’s going to be gorgeous!
The old rock on the west side of the building once held advertising for someone.
As you can see, most of the old façade is gone, and we now have a beautiful brick building. The transoms still open, and several panes still have the original glass in them.
The men responsible for it all take a break!