Colorado County Historical Markers

Early Site of Doctor Logue's Drugstore

Marker location: Travis & Spring Sts., Columbus

Marker erected: 1973

Marker Text:
Known as first drugstore in Republic of Texas. Founded 1844 by Dr. John G. Logue (1815-1861), who came here after graduation (1842) from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. A partner of his for a time was Dr. John H. Bowers, physician (1836) to captive dictator Santa Anna. Store has had a succession of owners. One, Dr. R. H. Harrison, founded city's railway hospital. Later owners Weller & Burford served trade area extending to Gonzales and Bastrop. O. A. Zumwalt (1870-1951) was proprietor for 48 years. The store, operated on various sites, is now on Bowie Street.

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