If you click for a larger image of the picture above you can read “The Thomas Co.” up over the awning. It’s still called The Thomas Company, and Laura’s Tea Room proprietor, Mrs. Allen, explains why in the next segment of her interview.
When you visit, be sure to note just how carefully this building has been restored and maintained. Here’s a shot of the original pressed tin ceiling, and what appears to be some of the original, albeit latter-day, electrical wiring. The restoration alone makes a visit worthwhile.