Proud Of East Texas: Ye Olde City Antique Mall

By Joan Hallmark

A historic old Tyler building that once housed lumber, grain, and produce now houses memories from the past.

Historic restoration is a passion for brothers Robert and Bert Powell. Robert had already been involved with the restoration of Rosevine Inn, McClendon House, and entire neighborhoods, when the old commercial building on Locust became available. Since a number of antique dealers had lost their places in antique malls because of city development, the building seemed the perfect place for "Ye Olde City Antique Mall."

The mall is over ten thousand square feet of wonderful items that are helping to give new life to a Tyler area past its' prime, but ready to claim its' future.

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