Location: S. Broadway side of Center Street.
Swinden Parks Bldg.

Brothers Samuel R. Coggin (1831- 1915) and
Moses J. "Mody" Coggin (1824-1902) prominent area ranchers, business leders, and philanthropists, in partnership with the businessman William Claibourne "Clay" Parks (1833-1916) completed this two-story commercial building in 1876.  Originally part of a larger structure, it housed a variety of
businesses, including a grocery, hardware store, business college and restaurant.  Because of the primary location, the
Coggins-Parks building figured prominently in the early history of Brownwood.  The exterior of the structure was later altered

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