• Bringing 1890 Back To Life In Comanche

    This photo is closer to 1910, but it does show the building that will be The Outpost on the north side of the square.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    It’s going to be gorgeous!

    The old rock on the west side of the building once held advertising for someone.

    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.

    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!

    The men responsible for it all take a break!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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