Upshur County Photo Album
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Gilmer, Texas Downtown Through the Ages
Created by Ronald Ellis Wade
Photos through the Compliments of Jeff Baird's Wonderful Collection








Henry Lee Davis Grocery


Baird's Sinclair & Up Street


First Baptist


Piggly Wiggly

Leard Building across the street 1954

View of Block from across from 1st Baptist


Barrett Cleaners


Gilmer Building & Loan


Epperson's Drugs  Safeway & Western Auto


Bealls Earlier Location

Hogg's Pharmacy, and West Side of Square 1960

Bealls Department Store 1970's

Perry's 5 & 10 Cent Store 1949-1950

Davenports Store 1950's

 West Side of Square Including Kurtz Dept. Store


Moughon Store and W.H. Petty Store

Jack Odles Barber Shop 1956


Firestone 1956


Kinnel's Cafe (left) and Drue Wade's Barber Shop




The Toggery, Newsome's Pharmacy & Wilburns Insurance

J. B. Whites Department Store


Hudgen's Dept. Store 1954


Santa has been a fixture on the Courthouse Square for Decades in his tiny red house

Gilmer Downtown Cotton Day 1912

Upshur Co. First Courthouse

Ladies in Carriage in Front of Courthouse

Courthouse and view of Hays Hotel

Upshur Courthouse in 1937 on Postcard

Upshur Courthouse in the Snow Possibly in the 1950's





First National Bank

Red and White Store & North Side of Square


Bishops Department Store

Nichols Furniture, Barber's Grocery, 1955 Parade


Buckhorn Barber Shop

Foster Shoe Store

Jeannie's Dress Shop


Entry to Shafer's Drug Store

Marshalls Department Store


Farmer's Merchants Bank


1968 Nixon Headquarters, previously Chamber of Commerce


East Side of Square 1940's


Aldredge Cleaners

Crystal Theatre 1924

Crystal Theatre 1929

Nation's Food Store & City Auto

Floyd's Feed & Seed 1963

News Stand

City News Stand

Earl's Cafe


White Swan Cafe, Gilmer Mirror

1970 future-President George Bush at current location of Joe Henry's Hamburgers

Morgan Hardware 1965

New Post Office
Post Office


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