Details for Ryus Store Building (Atlas Number 5503004398)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5503004398


Marker Number 4398
Atlas Number 5503004398
Marker Title Ryus Store Building
Index Entry Ryus Store Building
Address 608 Oak St.
City Graham
County Young
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 538159
UTM Northing 3663084
Subject Codes commercial buildings; fraternal organizations; markets, merchantiles
Marker Year 1974
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 608 Oak St., Graham
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Druggist Joseph E. Ryus (1848-1909) built this structure of locally made bricks in 1879 after his frame store on this lot burned. The large room above Ryus's Drugstore served as Judge Andrew P. McCormick's first courtroom in 1879 when Graham was named site of a Federal District Court, which later moved to Abilene. Since purchasing the building in 1892, Knights of Pythias Corinthian Lodge No. 143 has used the upper floor as a meeting hall. (Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1974)