Thursday, April 23, 2015

Payson Palace Drug Store--Photo of the Day

In 1878, Richard and Tabitha Gough arrived in Payson about 1878.  They had been in Utah for a few years.  They arrived in Utah in 1861 and settled first in Provo.  They then moved to the Tintic Mining District for a few years.  After arriving in Payson, they purchased property on the northeast corner of today's 100 North and 100 East.
Payson had several drug stores, they constructed the Payson Palace Drug Store in 1879.  In that period of time, many drug stores sold wines and liquors.  The Goughs became very prosperous.  They owned a great deal of property along Main Street between 200 and 300 South.  This area is now part of Payson Memorial Park.
The property was later purchased by Thomas H. Wilson and he constructed his new family home on the site.  Later, it became a motel and bus station operated by one of the daughters.  Today, we find the law offices of Bill Hansen located in the former home.

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