Businesses of Savoy

This article is dedicated to the commerce of Savoy’s past. Around the turn of the 20th century Savoy boasted almost 40 businesses in town. We’d like to track these down. Here are a list of known businesses which have existed here along with approximate dates. Obviously many of these did not coexist (lots of groceries). If anyone can confirm specific dates, it would be appreciated.:

  • Hodgson and Beard’s Merchandise (Savoy’s first business) (1872)
  • R.T.Best Saloon (1872)
  • Texas Waterway Shipping Center (1872)
  • Texas & Pacific Railway Company Depot (1872)
  • Savoy Male & Female College (1876)
  • Womack Mill (~1875)
  • W.L.Teague Coffin House (~1875)
  • H.H.Arterberry Dry Goods Store (~1875)
  • O.T.Lyons Lumber (~1875)
  • Loveall & Ballew Groceries (~1892)
  • Frank & Glass Groceries and Confections (~1892)
  • John Large Groceries (~1892)
  • W.F.(Billy) Suddath Barber (~1892)
  • McMahon, Durrett & Co. Drugs (~1892)
  • Malcolm Hodges Blacksmith (~1892)
  • W.L.Teague Groceries and Goods (~1892)
  • S.A.Harper Groceries (~1892)
  • T.P.Buford Groceries (~1892)
  • P.M.Inzer Drugs (~1892)
  • E.A.McMahon Insurance (~1892)
  • D.G.Porter Electric Light Company (~1900)
  • J.B.May Bank (~1900)
  • The Savoy Star (1902)
  • Sam Baker Water Company (1913)
  • Tom Frank Telephone (1915)
  • Walter Lewis Grocery and Gas (~1950)
  • Cecil Moore Barber (~1950)
  • C.T.Spruill Drugs (~1950)
  • Robinson Grocery (~1950)
  • George Feagan Cafe (~1950)
  • Flanagan’s Laundry (~1950)
  • Jim Reynolds Blacksmith (~1950)
  • Bradshaw’s Garage (~1950)
  • Earl Blakey’s Filling Station (~1950)
  • C.W.Davenport Groceries (~1950)
  • H.F.Bomar Groceries (~1950)
  • Large Brothers Grocery, Market, and Feed (~1950)
  • Jack Hawkins Drug (~1950)
  • D.C.Doan Radio Repair (~1950)
  • Holly Doan’s Workshop (~1950)
  • Lum Waldrum Battery Shop (~1950)
  • Claud Strickland Funeral Home (~1950)
  • Acme ColorArt Printing Company (1969)

If you have any information about a business or merchant listed here or not listed here we’d love to hear from you. We are mainly interested in old businesses and where they were located, especially if you have any photos of store-fronts. For more information contact David Gaddy.

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