Sisters, cousins restore building that housed a bank, physician’s offices, a drugstore and maybe a b
By: John Fooks - Texarkana Gazette
Patsy Reed Guest, left, owner of the Reed V Building in downtown DeKalb, Texas, shares a holiday moment with sister Gladys Reed May, as building manager Emily Tuck looks down from the second floor of the 1887 building, which has served as a former doctor’s office, bank and drug store.
No one knows the age of this bank note and customer-give-away salt shaker from the DeKalb First Exchange Bank, today the Reed V Building at 101 Front St.
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There’s an old black-and-white photograph of the 100 block of Front Street in downtown DeKalb that is dated to the late 1800s.
It depicts the name of the bank—First Exchange Bank—along the top of its western face. In another photo, mule teams are pulling cotton along...