16 Vendors with
lots of Antiques!
More pictures are coming.
History of the
These two sisters enjoyed our
March 11th, 2017. Come to find out they were both born here. Jimmy Ruth in the store when it was Jimmy's cafe & Annie Lee was born in the Guest House.
View of the store 1972
As told by Eva Evans: I date Jim Edwards as being a mechanic by Jan. 1932 as grandfather Walter had his car inspected by Jim. My notes say that the forerunner of Lewis Bros. Store was used as a "snack bar" & mechanic garage. Jim finished the building in 1933.
Minnie Scott Edwards donated some land to the "Full Gospel mission" church in 1933 (now Little Rock Church). At the time the church deed was created, another deed had to be made for some of Jim Edwards property there @ the forerunner to Lewis Store. Minnie gave away some of son Jim's property when she donated the church property. And Jim acquired some land on the Bandera side of his property or on the back to make up for her mistake.
Mother Valerie in the middle with her two sisters on the side of the store. The soon to be Lewis Store that opened in June of 1941. The Store consisted of the two front rooms which became the main store. Valerie & Milton were married in August 1941. Valerie came to Pipe Creek in September of 1940 to teach at the Pipe Creek School (now the Community Center). When the Lewis' moved up to the store property in December of 1939, Milton lived in one of the two rooms, the one on the Bandera side. And his brother Hubert & wife Fay lived in the room on the San Antonio side. Hubert soon moved to other property in Pipe Creek.
Ethel with Maytag ringer washer in rear room Bandera side. The ladies did laundry & ironing for the coummunity.