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Adam Martin
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 - posted January 22, 2006 03:17 PM      Profile for Adam Martin   Author's Homepage   Email Adam Martin         Edit/Delete Post 
This is literally, the only commercial building still standing in Mertens, Texas. The city hall is housed in the trailer next door to the right. Is this the QUEEN? It's located at 207 South Barry Street.

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William Hooper
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 - posted February 01, 2006 03:39 AM      Profile for William Hooper   Email William Hooper         Edit/Delete Post 
This building type looks more like a grocery/general store.

But who knows, if the town was small enough, they could have had pictures in it too, after hours.

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Ron Cason
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 - posted February 12, 2006 08:51 PM      Profile for Ron Cason           Edit/Delete Post 
I did a little google research and this is not a theater.

In 1978 the last cotton gin at Mertens closed. The railroads also ceased service to the town. In the 1980s only one brick building remained; it housed the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Chapter. At that time the community had a volunteer fire department, a city park, a general store, and a filling station. The population of Mertens was estimated at 104 in 1990.

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William Hooper
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 - posted February 13, 2006 04:48 AM      Profile for William Hooper   Email William Hooper         Edit/Delete Post 
That's a little confusing. If the one remaining brick commercial building housed a masonic lodge, & the town also had a volunteer fire department, a general store, and a filling station, were those housed in frame buildings, or was the lodge upstairs at the filling station or general store?

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