Tearing Down The Comanche College

I’ve written about the old college that was located on College Street in Comanche, Texas. Today, I have a photo of the men who were hired to raze the college in about 1920. I could really use your help in identifying these men!


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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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2 Responses to Tearing Down The Comanche College

  1. Lynn Brown says:

    I just found your article about tearing down the Comanche College. I grew up in a house at the corner of N. Mary and W. College and my brother lives there today. Daddy remembered it being built in the early 1920’s. If I understood, the college building faced College Av., where the old CHS gym is. In the picture of the First Baptist Church with the College in the background I think I recognize the outbuildings of the Ellis house (the N.E. corner of College and Mary). They were torn down in the late 1950’s, along with the big house, to make room for three rent houses-still there- and a house for Mrs. Ellis. When she died, her house was either moved or torn down. From grade 4 through high school I was friends with David Chambers, the son of the pastor of the First Baptist Church. Their parsonage was on the east side of Houston St., in front of the church. Miss Minnie Cunningham, one of the teachers mentioned, lived in an old house just south of the Parsonage. Her hobby was growing irises. David and I sometimes helped her in the iris garden. I still have one variety of iris that she gave me–a long time ago.

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