#31 - Walking Tour: 312 S. Main St., Tim Hogan’s Carpets & Floors; The Wright Style

  • 312 S. Main St. | Grapevine, TX 76051

In an effort to “modernize” Main Street in the 1960s and 1970s, many merchants placed metal siding or “slipcovers” on their buildings. At this location, the original brick was removed and only the raw surface exists under the metal. This building’s metal slipcover is one of the last remnants of this “modern” fad. Millican’s Café, established in 1931 by Clarence Millican at 314 S. Main St., was the meeting place for the Grapevine Lions Club, chartered in 1934. Café patrons said Nellie Millican’s homemade pies were delicious. Luther “Moon” Cate’s Grocery occupied the building in the 1940s and early 1950s. Regarding 312 S. Main St., this was the original site of the Palace Theatre in the 1920s. Later, this same address became Buckner’s Hardware, as well as several variety stores.

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