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Lamar Building | Lowrie Drug
Site of Crosbyton Inn

On the Square in Crosbyton, Texas

Crosbyton, Texas - Berkshire Street showing  Lamar Building. Lowrie Drugs

Berkshire Street showing Lamar Building and Lowrie Drugs
1950s Postcard courtesy rootsweb.com/ %7Etxpstcrd/

History

This building, which has been declared a Texas historic landmark was originally The Crosbyton Inn (1908), the area's first hotel. The two-story frame building burned in 1912 and the hotel was rebuilt over the old basement, however, this building was demolished in the mid-1920s. In 1926 the current brick building was constructed by E. H. Hendricks. The building was bought during WWII by local businessman (and son of a Crosby County pioneer) W. P. Lamar and was renamed the Lamar Building. Lowrie Drug was the downstairs tenant while the upper floor housed doctor's offices and apartments.
Lowrie Drugstore interier, Crosbyton, Texas
Lowrie Drug Interior
Vintage photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton
Crosbyton Tx - Lamar Building, Lowes Drug Store Historica Marker

Lamar Building Historical Marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Lowrie Drug, Crosbyton, Texas

Building under renovation
Photo courtesy Margot Hardin & City of Crosbyton, June 2006

Restoration

Completion of Phase I (the ground floor) of the Prairie Ladies Inn will soon be complete. The ground floor will house a old-fashioned soda fountain / sandwitch shop, a bus terminal, visitor's center and and a transportation museum (a permanent exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution). This Crosbyton landmark will also house chamber offices and a conference room. Each of the upstairs rooms (renovated as phase II) will honor a Panhandle matriarch - hence the name Prairie Ladies Inn. The restoration was made possible by grants totaling $473,000.

Editor: Our thanks to Margot Hardin of Crosbyton's city hall for supplying above photo and information. - June, 2006

Lamar Building Today:

Crosbyton Tx - Lamar Building, Lowrie Drug Store

Lamar Building | Lowrie Drug Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - Lamar Building, Lowrie Drug Store

Lamar Building | Lowrie Drug Store
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

Crosbyton Tx - Lamar family historical marker

Lamar family historical marker
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, July 2009

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