Photo by Danny Fulgencio

The mural on Dougherty’s Pharmacy, which some believe is a neighborhood landmark, may be painted over, according to Stephanie Oldham, Dougherty’s pharmacist is general manager of the Preston Royal Village store. 

Painted in 2008 by an unknown artist, Dougherty’s is one of the oldest independent pharmacy companies in Texas, she says. It originally opened as a family-owned business in Oak Cliff during the depression era before the flagship moved to Preston Road in 1967. Oldham says she and the staff have considered remodeling the store in its entirety. “When I started here a year ago, I joked that I would install a ‘70s disco ball and make it a skating rink.”

Oldham and her staff want to get your feedback about the mural (which happens to be our September cover) before they make any changes. You can reach them here or on their Facebook page. But don’t worry, Oldham says. The neon sign will stay. “That’s history.”


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