The Dampier Building

The Dampier Building (HM27EY)

Location: Inverness, FL 34450 Citrus County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 50.177', W 82° 19.839'

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This building was built by Francis Marion Dampier, Jr. as Dampier Department Store.
The family operated the successful department store from 1945 to 1967. It is remembered that "Frank" Dampier spent many hours sitting on a wooden bench under an oak tree outside the store, visiting with acquaintances. The Dampier family were prominent business leaders in Inverness. Western Union was run from "Dampier's" for a period of time. Francis Dampier, Sr., a pioneer of Inverness, ran a general store at Tompkinsville before there was an Inverness. He was related by marriage to the Tompkinsville namesake, Alf Tompkins. Francis Dampier's brother, Earl, ran a grocery store before the Depression. Earl G. Dampier was the co-owner of the Evergreen Hotel located on Main Street across from the Bank of Inverness. F.M. Dampier was the Postmaster, had a sawmill and was a partner in a general merchandise store. After the Dampier Department Store closed, the building housed the Western Auto Store, a carpet store, the Goodwill Store, and Carolina Direct Furniture, and at the time of the plaque dedication, Towne & Country All Wood Furniture Store.
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HM NumberHM27EY
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe City of Inverness, Florida
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees28.83628333, -82.33065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 50.177', W 82° 19.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 50' 10.62" N, 82° 19' 50.34" W
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Area Code(s)813, 352
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 Courthouse Square, Inverness FL 34450, US
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