Dr. Jasper Butler opened a pharmacy and medical center on this location in the early1800s. According to the Tyson website, the building was used as a bank for a short while after Dr. Butler’s death. The bank failed, and pharmacist Joe Tyson opened his pharmacy in the building. The sign says the company was established in 1857, and the estimated date of this Italianate building is c. 1860 (MDAH Historic Records Inventory Database). All those facets leave one wondering, but the term “on this location” would lead me to assume “not in this building.” No longer in the Tyson family, but still retaining the name, Tyson’s also operates a soda fountain, and Elvis Presley was alleged to have frequented the curbside service in his pink cadillac.