Description: Exterior of the Merchant Tailor Shop located on the west side of the square. There is a buggy in the foreground to the right. The tailor shop was originally opened by F.J. Boylan, the second man from the right, brothers John W. and Walter R. "Rube" Scott are to his left; they are his step-sons. The sign on the shop to the right says P.K. Rains, "Hot & Cold Baths." In 1912, the Boylan & Co., Merchant and Scott Tailoring co. combined and formed the Scott Tailor Company. According to the 1910 Census, John W. Scott was 23 in 1910. He is occupation is "Tailor" and he owns his own shop. Walter R. Scott is 27 and his occupation is a "Tailor in men's clothing." Later, in the 1923 Retail Merchants' Association's Denton City Directory, the brothers have several businesses: John W. Tailoring Co., on the west side of the square; Walter Scott is the Manager of the North Side Tailor Shop, and is also the "Proprietor" of a Dry Cleaning & Press Shop, also located on the north side.
Contributing Partner: Denton Public Library