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The circa may not be accurate, they are the earliest I was able to locate




Circa 1954
BENDER'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
619 Francis

The photo is a prescription pill box




Bennett Pharmacy

Circa 1923
GEORGE H. BENNETT PHARMACY
1002 North 3rd Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1953
BILL KENNY PHARMACY
6201 King Hill Avenue
STEVENSON FAMILY PHARMACY
6201 King Hill Avenue




Bradley Pharmacy1 Bradley Pharmacy2

Circa 1954
BRADLEY PHARMACY
324 Illinois

Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes



Brookdale Pharmacy Frugers Brookdale Pharmacy

Circa 1923
WILLIAMS' BROOKDALE PHARMACY
2847 JULES ST
Circa 1954
FRUGER'S BROOKDALE PHARMACY
2847 JULES ST

Located on the NW corner of 29th & Jules Street, this structure once housed a drug store with a great soda fountain, wire chairs and glass top tables
In the 1950's, the store was owned and operated by Henry Fruger
2008 Photo submitted by Terry McGinnis
2010 Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Carson Pharmacy Carson Pharmacy

Circa 1954
CARSON PHARMACY
1031 Powell Street

Check out the spitoon on the floor
Was still in business in 1955
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1954
CLINIC PHARMACY
902 Edmond







DICK SMOCK PHARMACY
6415 King Hill Avenue

1977 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement announcing new location of the pharmacy






Circa 1954
DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
1302 Faraon







FRUGER DRUG STORE
Circa 1954
DOUHERTY BROTHERS MEDICAL ARTS
1902 Olive Street

This building was located at 1902 Olive St
Please note the 2 foot or more tall curbing and dirt road at bottom of photo
This photo was taken before the brick streets were laid
It is unknown when this structure was replaced with a modern drug store
Previous structures are currently gone and a large metal building is now at this location
Dougherty Brothers were still in business in 1955

The following is information provided by Linda Crabtree:

Dougherty Brothers owned the store from 1947 until 1964. James and John Dougherty (twins) were both pharmacists. They kept a large inventory and were often called upon by other drug stores when they did not have a drug needed to fill a prescription. The brothers were always happy to supply the other drug store with the drug they needed. Many a time they were called in the middle of the night to open the store for someone who had become ill and needed medicine. Again, they were happy to do so. The surrounding neighbors loved them and it was a popular place with its soda fountain, stools, and booths, as well as the candy bar and penny candy section. Their malts and sundaes were wonderful! They filled many prescriptions and were highly thought of by their customers. They were right across the street from the Plaza Theater. It was on one corner and they were on the other
Photo submitted by Charles D. Miller
Circle Pines, MN




Gardner Drug

Circa 1954
GARDNER'S PRESCRIPTION DRUG STORE
3000 St Joseph Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1955
GARELICH PHARMACY
2022 St Joseph Avenue







Circa 1900
GEIWITZ'S PHARMACY
Northwest Corner of 10th & Olive Street





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Circa 1932
HUDGEN'S PHARMACY
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1943
SAMMY'S DRUG STORE
2102 St Joseph Avenue
Circa 1963
GARELICH DRUG STORE
2102 St Joseph Avenue

This was Hudgen's Pharmacy from 1932 through 1942
In 1943, it became a Sammy's Drug Store
Garelich Drug Store was the final store at this address
Photo #4 - 1963 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1940
GLIDEWELL'S PHARMACY
3002 Lafayette Street

Photo #2 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1940 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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Circa 1954
HELEN WRINKLE PHARMACY
5409 LAKE AVENUE

This drug store suffered a holdup robbery in 2013




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HERMAN DRUG STORE
601 Edmond

The structure was destroyed by fire in 1962




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HERMAN DRUG STORE
BOURBON STREET CAJUN RESTAURANT
620-624 Edmond
Southwest Corner of 7th & Edmond

The Herman's Drug Store building at 620-624 Edmond has been sold
It has been remodeled as a Cajun/Creole restaurant called Bourbon Street
In 1915 the Empress Silent Movie Theater was located in the rear of this building
The theater entrance was on the 7th Street side
The theater was known to be still in operation on November 1, 1930

Photo #1 - Modern time photo of Herman's Drug Store at 624 Edmond
Photo #2 - Old time photo of Herman's Drug Store at 624 Edmond
Photo #3 - 7th Street entrance to the Empress Silent Movie Theater
Photo #4 - 7th Street entrance to the Empress Silent Movie Theater
Photo #5 - 7th Street entrance to the Empress Silent Movie Theater




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HERMAN DRUG STORES
624 Edmond (7th & Edmond)
HERMAN DRUG STORES
601 Edmond (6th & Edmond)
Circa 1954
HERMAN DRUG STORES
501 South 6th (6th & Angelique)

There were 3 Herman Drug stores downtown in close vicinity to one another
The buildings at 624 Edmond and 6th & Angelique are still standing
The building at 6th & Edmond was destroyed by fire in 1962
The 624 Edmond building has been sold
It is currently being remodeled for use as a restaurant

Photo #1 - Herman's Drug Store, 624 Edmond - Out of business
Photo #2 - Herman's Drug Store, 6th & Angelique - Out of business
Photo #3 - 1962 newspaper photo, Herman's Drug store 7th & Edmond
Photo #4 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #5 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #6 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #7 - 1962 6th & Edmond fire
Photo #8 - Advertisement showing the 9 Herman drug stores once in existence
Photo #9 - 1958 advertisement showing the 7 remaining Herman drug stores




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HERMAN DRUG STORE
2524 Frederick Avenue
DONALDSON DRUGS
2524 Frederick Avenue
ROGER'S PHARMACY
2524 Frederick Avenue

Originally a Herman Drug store that opened on March 26, 1949
After many years, it became Donaldson Drugs
Later it became Roger's Pharmacy
Roger's Pharmacy is still in business today

Photo #1 - Herman Drug Store Grand Opening Advertisement
Photo #2 - Currently photo of Roger's Pharmacy
Photo #3 - Roger's Pharmacy






HERMAN DRUG STORE
1021-1031 Frederick Avenue

The building no longer exists






HERMAN DRUG STORE
325 Edmond

The building no longer exists






HERMAN DRUG STORE
2302 South 6th (6th & Hickory)

The building no longer exists
An empty lot now ooccupies this address






HERMAN DRUG STORE
2236 South 11th Street (11th & Hickory)

Circa 1953
Peggy Russell worked at Hermans Drug Store in 1953
Her sister, Sally Hubbard, submitted this rare photo of Peggy at work
The building no longer exists
An empty lot now occupies this address






HERMAN DRUG STORE
1702 South 24th Street (24th & Duncan)

The building no longer exists
An empty lot now occupies this address




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HERMAN DRUG STORE
MODERN MEDICAL MOBILITY INC
2518 Mitchell


In 1935, this was listed as Norris Drug Store
In later years it became a Herman Drug Store
When the Herman Drug Store went out of business, Modern Medical Mobility Inc took over the building




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Circa 1954
JAKE'S DRUG STORE
224 South 15th Street
Circa 1980's
BROWN'S GROCERY
224 South 15th Street

Jake's Drug Store was located at this address
Brown's Grocery occupied this building in the 1980's
The building is now gone, an empty lot is all that remains
Photo #1 - Advertising Matchbook
Photo #2 - 1955 newspaper advertisement
PHoto #3 - 1960 newspaper advertisement






Circa 1981
JAKE'S DRUG STORE
2318 North Belt Highway




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Circa 1930
George W. Jones Drugs
601 Edmond Street

Looking north from 6th & Edmond
At the bottom right is George W. Jones Drugs' new location in 1930. It will later become a Herman Drug Store
Further up on the right side Eshelmans is visible
The street appears to be a brick street




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George W. Jones Drugs
123 South 8th Street

Was located on the northeast corner of 8th & Edmond
Now part of a News Press parking lot




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Circa 1867
John Demond's Wholesale Drugs
NW Corner 3rd & Edmond
Circa 1890
John Demond Drugs
NW Corner 3rd & Edmond
Circa 1902
John Demond Drugs
Retail
227 Edmond
Circa 1908
Otto J. Demond Drugs
(John Demond Passing)
602 South Felix Street
Circa 1908
Fichman Pharmacy
1002 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1909
Otto J. Demond Drugs
602 South Felix Street
Circa 1911
Fichman Drug Company
(bought Otto Demond out)
602 South Felix Street
Circa 1913
Abraham Fichman
agent for Equitable Life Insurance
Circa 1914
Abraham Fichman
Pharmacist
602 South Felix Street
Circa 1915
R. W. Kinnison Drugs
Abraham Fichman Pharmacist
325 & 623 Edmond Street
Circa 1918
Kalis Drug Stores
Abraham Fichman Pharmacist
403 Illionois
Circa 1930
Abe Fichman Drugs
222 Kirkpatrick Building
Demolished during Urban Renewal


John Demond was a pioneer pharmist
After being in business for 35 years, he died in 1905
In 1911, Fichman Drug Company purchased the Demond Pharmacy
Photo #1 - Demond Drugs, 227 Edmond Street
Photo #2 - Kinnison Drugs, 325 Edmond, later became a Herman Drug Store
Photo #3 - Kinnison Drugs, 623 Edmond, later became Carmel Corner & Maid-Rite
Photo #4 - Fichman listing in City Directory




Circa 1955
KATZ PRESCRIPTION DEPT
Number 4 Tootle Building







Circa 1929
KATZ DRUG COMPANY
528 Francis Street
(Southwest Corner of 6th & Francis)

This Katz opened in 1929 on the southwest corner of 6th & Francis
It closed in 1963 when a new Katz opened on the northeast corner of 6th & Francis
Photo - A concoction showing opening dates of all new Katz Drug Stores




Katz Drug Store

KATZ DRUG STORE
601 Francis Street (Northeast Corner)

This store opened in 1963 on the northeast corner of 6th & Francis
It later became Skaggs Drug Store
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes





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KENNEDY PURE FOOD MART
528 Edmond Street
Circa 1954
KATZ DRUG STORE
528 Edmond Street
FABRIC OUTLET
528 Edmond Street

In 1939, Kennedy Food Mart opened in this building

In 1946, Katz Drug store opened for business in this building

This old Katz Drug Store on the southwest corner of 6th & Edmond is still standing

It is currently occupied by some kind of flea market or antique shop


Photo #1 - 1939 Opening of Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #2 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #3 - It later became Katz Drug Store
Photo #4 - After Katz pulled out, it became a Fabric Store
Photo #5 - Looking south at 6th & Edmond
Photo #6 - Advertisement for the 6th & Francis Katz
Photo #7 - Katz advertisement
Photo #8 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #9 - A Katz paper sack
Photo #10 - Katz adv for their 2 downtown stores
Photo #11 - Kennedy Food Mart Advertisement
Photo #12 - Advertisements of a new Katz Drug Store
Photo #13 - Katz decanter of Jim Beam whiskey
Photo #14 - Katz Fountain & Luncheon Menu (Front cover)
Photo #15 - Katz Ice Cream Menu
Photo #16 - Katz Sandwich Menu
Photo #17 - 2013 photo
Photo #18 - Kennedy Pure Food Mart
Photo #19 - 2016 residing of the Katz building




Katz Drug Store

KATZ DRUG STORE
East Hills Shopping Center

In 1965 a new Katz Store opened in the East Hills shopping center
It would later become Skaggs Drug Store
Later it became Osco Drugs
When Osco closed, there was not any more drug stores at East Hills




Kennison Drug Store

CIrca 1954
R. W. KENNISON DRUG COMPANY
1502 South 10th Street
KENNISON DRUG STORE
1502 South 10th Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1954
KINDER'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
622 Francis Street





Circa 1955
KINNISON DRUG C0MPANY
1502 South 10th Street





Kinnison Drug Store

Circa 1933
W. S. KINNISON & SONS DRUG STORE
513 Felix Street





Circa 1954
MARSHALL DRUG STORE
1719 Commercial





McMichale Pharmacy

Circa 1954
McMICHALE PHARMACY
3302 Mitchell Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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NICHOLAS PHARMACY
301 Middleton
OLD LAMPLIGHTER TAVERN
301 Middleton





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Circa 1948
MEUER PHARMACY
302 Middleton

Photos - 1948 Meuer News Press advertisements






Circa 1954
MELMED PHARMACY
2602 St Joseph Avenue

This was the location of the 1st Melmed Pharmacy
Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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HIRTER BROTHERS FEED STORE
MELMED PHARMACY
BASS & TREBLE MUSIC
926 5th Avenue

Hirter Brothers Feed Store was here prior to Melmed Pharmacy
The 1at Melmed Pharmacy was located at 2602 St. Joseph Avenue
Melmeds later moved to 926 5th Avenue and called it store #1
When the Melmed Pharmacy on Mitchell opened, it was called store #2
Melmed's started a membership plan when #2 opened
Store #2 was in the Mitchell Avenue shopping center for many years
The manager of #2 must have been manager over both stores. When I sold them computers, he did the ordering for both stores
The Mitchell shopping center covers Mitchell from 36th - 37th streets
The shopping center has little or no businesses currently
Photo #5 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement





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MELMED PHARMACY
3614 Mitchell

This was the location of the 3rd Melmed Pharmacy
It was located in the Mitchell Avenue Shopping Center
Photo #1 - submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #3 - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1955
MELMED PHARMACY
4014 Frederick Avenue

Photo - 1980 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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NEW STAR PHARMACY
VALLEY GROCERY
MILLER HY-KLAS #21
6220 King Hill Avenue

This was New Star Pharmacy, John Kodrak owner
It later was occupied by 2 grocery stores
Photo #1 - As it looks in 2013, submitted by Rodney Keyes
Photo #2 - Chinese style shade with New Star advertising




Circa 1954
NELSON PHARMACY
102 West Missouri





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NORRIS DRUG STORE
2518 Mitchell
HERMAN DRUG STORE
2518 Mitchell
MODERN MEDICAL MOBILITY INC
2518 Mitchell

Norris Drug store is known to have been at this address in 1935
When Norris Drug Store went out of business, it became Herman Drug Store
When Herman Drug Store went out of business, it became Modern Medical Mobility Inc




Norris Drug Store

Circa 1955
Circa 1954
NORRIS DRUG STORE
1605 Frederick Avenue
CHET'S BARBER SHOP
1605 Frederick Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Norris Drug Store

NORRIS DRUG STORE
2518 Frederick Avenue




Norris Drug Store

NORRIS DRUG STORE
1722 St Joseph Avenue




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Circa 1954
NORRIS DRUG STORE
2601 Frederick Avenue

This building was originally a school from 1889-1900
This building is located on the NE Corner 26th & Frederick
It later became Westminister Pharmacy, Norris Drug Store and Zercher Photography
Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1954
PATEE PARK PHARMACY
1119 South 10th Street




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Circa 1934
PRESCRIPTION SHOP
Room 333 Kirkpatrick Building
PRESCRIPTION SHOP
620 Francis Street





Industrial City

Circa 1954
WATKINS DRUG & HARDWARE
5105 SAVANNAH ROAD
LAUNDROMAT
5105 SAVANNAH ROAD

After the Drug Store went out of business, it became a laundromat




Circa 1954
WEBBS DRUG SERVICE
2101 South 10th Street





Ransopher Pharmacy

Circa 1954
RANSOPHER PHARMACY
1901 Jules Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1904
Carl Schmid & Henry O Hartwig Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1905
Henry O Hartwig & Charles V Machen Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1905
Carl Schmid moved to Bethany, MO
Circa 1910
Hartwig becomes president of the Red Cross organization
Circa 1910
D. E. Curtain and H. L. Perkins purchase the pharmacy
Circa 1910
Curtain & Perkins named it the Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick Avenue
Circa 1912
Curtin, Perkins and Hepburn are the proprietors Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1913
Perkins & Hepburn Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1916
John T Berghoff & Hubert Perkins
Red Cross pharmacists
827 Frederick
Circa 1916
J Massey Hepburn Red Cross Pharmacy
Hubert Perkins is pharmacist
827 Frederick
Circa 1918
John T Berghoff Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1921
Henry O Hartwig (Past owner) has died
827 Frederick
Circa 1921
John T Bergoff Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1924
Victor Rudolf is clerk at Rubidoux Pharmacy on Francis
Circa 1924
John T Berghoff is now a clerk at Van Natta Drug Company
Circa 1926
Victor L Rudolph's Red Cross Pharmacy
(Louis J is a student and son of Victor)
827 Frederick
Circa 1930
Louis J Rudolf's Red Cross
no Victor Rudolf
827 Frederick
Circa 1940
Victor L & Louis J Rudolph's Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Circa 1954
Red Cross Pharmacy
827 Frederick
Demolished during Urban Renewal

In 1910, D. E. Curtain and H. L. Perkins obtained ownership of the pharmacy
The last owners of this drug store were Victor and his son,Louis Randolf
The Randolfs had operated this drug store for 45 years
It was one of the few in the world allowed to use the name Red Cross
The drug store had been in operation for 95 years. It was founded before the chartering of the Red Cross, the international aid organization so it was able to use the name Red Cross
In 1972, the city filed an eviction action against the Red Cross Pharmacy because the Urban Renewal Program was wanting the city block on which the drug store was located for parking purposes
The remainder of the block in which the drug store was located had already been acquired by the urban renewal authority
Rather than relocating to another location, the Rudolfs just went out of business
I am sure it is missed by many people
Thomas W. Paul was the 1972 Urban Renewal executive director
This was a block that was bounded by Felix, Francis and 9th Streets
All of the buildings in this block was razed during Urban Renewal
2 photos are views looking westward from 9th & Francis
Photo #1 submitted by Zet Miller
Photo #3 - January 2, 1910 "Notice of new ownership"
Photo #4 - The Red Cross Pharmacy sign comes down
The timeline data was supplied by Sheryl Hullings




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Circa 1950
RICH PHARMACY
629 South 8th Street
Circa 1954
CRONER PHARMACY
629 South 8th Street






Circa 1920
ROBIDOUX PHARMACY
5th & Francis Street

Photo - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement




Circa 1955
ROSE VERNE DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific







Circa 1954
RUDOLPH PHARMACY
1501 Penn Street

ZIEBOLD is visible in the ornate stonework above the doorway
At one time this was Rudolph Pharmacy



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Circa 1946
SAMMY'S DRUG & PRESCRIPTION SHOP
1001 Frederick Avenue

There was an Art Deco sign on the southwest corner of the building and the combination of red and buff brick divides the building into segments. The building was enlarged in 1966 at which time the original show windows were bricked up.
Sam Freed was a long time pharmacist in the city, having worked for Herman Drug Company for a number of years before going into business for himself and building this building.
Sammy's Drug Store was once located at 10th & Frederick
At the time, it was one of the most popular in St Joseph
In the 1980's, it was purchased by St Joseph Plasma Center
When the Plasma Center closed, it sat empty for many years
The building was razed in 2014 and currently a parking lot




Circa 1954
SCHABER PHARMACY
321 North 3rd Street





Circa 1923
SCHIRMER PHARMACY
6104 King Hill Avenue
Circa 1954
SCHIRMER'S PHARMACY
6104 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1920
SCHROER'S DRUG STORE
801 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal


All buildings were destroyed during Urban Renewal
Frederick Avenue begins on the right side
Photo #1 - Looking north at 8th & Felix - Frederick Avenue
Photo #2 - Schroer's visible behind the young lady's head
Photo #3 - Looking northeast up Frederick Avenue.
Photo #4 - Looking north at 8th & Felix
Photo #5 - 1933 St Joseph News Press advertisement
Photo #6 - 1920 St Joseph News Press advertisement






Circa 1954
SHANIN PHARMACY
2501 Messanie Street
PAPPY'S GRILLE
2501 Messanie Street

Originally owned & operated by Al Shanin
Back in the 1960's, lots of kids, mostly high school students, would come in only to play the pinball machine after school. If they didn't buy something, they would be usually escorted out of the drug store

It had a full service soda fountain and a couple of tables in the eating area

After Al's death, the pharmacist Thad Hall purchased the business and ran it for many years

The building was sold & remodeled as Pappy's Grille

It is still Pappy's Grille in 2015




Circa 1954
SHERMAN'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
5018 King Hill Avenue





Shephard Pharmacy

Circa 1940
SHEPHERD PHARMACY
1617 Francis Street
Circa 1954
GRACE SHEPHERD
1617 Francis Street
Circa 1957
MAYS PICTURE FRAMING SHOP
1617 Francis Street
Circa 1957
GRACE SHEPHERD
1617½ Francis Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1954
SHROER'S DRUG STORE
841 Frederick Avenue





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Circa 1888
CD SMITH DRUG COMPANY
313 South 3rd Street

(Circa 1888, Eckel and Mann)
Contributing building for:
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Warehouse/Light Manufacturing Facility. Romanesque Revival.
Five story brick building with elaborate terra cotta organic motifs characteristic of the Romanesque Revival style. Terra cotta used on corner spandrel of first story, capitals of fourth story, and along parapet. Central parapet inscribed "C.D. Smith, 1888" in terra cotta. Fanciful terra cotta animal figures on southwest corner on second, fourth, and parapet stories. Front facade dominated by arcade of monumental round arches stretching from the first to second stories and wrapping around corner to the south.
Windows on front elevation rectilinear; those on south and east set under segmental arches. Sheathing covers top of arcading and two-thirds of windows, but openings maintained; fourth story with 6/2 sash and fifth story with 4/1 sash. Covered concrete loading dock in the southeast corner; metal platform fire-escape on south elevation.
Two story historic wing connected on north elevation; brick pilasters with corbeling separate wing into three bays. First story with three wood garage doors, second story with two blocked windows per bay set in segmental arched openings; parapet roof above cornice; painted sign "C.D. Smith Drug Co." between stories.
This building, built in 1888, is one of St Joseph's oldest and most beautiful buildings that is still standing. Look at the beautiful sculpturing
The C.D. Smith & Company was founded in St. Joseph in 1859 with Abram Nave and James McCord (Nave & McCord Company partners) as co-partners and also with Dudley M. Steele and Charles Daniel Smith, the latter of which was the company’s manager. The company was originally a grocery wholesale business, but later became a drug store in 1886. Amazingly, the company remained in the Smith family for 133 years until it was bought by company employees in 1992. C.D. Smith Healthcare was acquired by AmeriSource Health Corporation in 1999
CD Smith Drug Company moved into a new building in Mitchell Park
The building has been unoccupied since the move
Photos #12 & 13 were submitted by Chantel Mace taken after the Nave & McCord fire on October 21, 2016
The remains of the Nave & McCord building can be seen in the bottom left of photo #13
Thi8 landmark calibre building was constructed in 1888 for the C. D. Smith Drug Co. which is still located here. The architectural firm, Eckel and Mann, which designed this outstanding example of the Richardsonian Romanesque style, designed many of St. Joseph's finest structures. The attached warehouse to the north was constructed in 1904; its cost listed on the building permit was '5,500.






Circa 1954
SOLLARS REXALL DRUG STORE
1725 Frederick

The building gone, it is now a parking lot






Circa 1923
SOUTH PARK DRUG STORE
1724 Commercial
WATKINS PRODUCTS
1724 Commercial





Circa 1954
SPENGLER'S PHARMACY
702 Francis





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ST JOSEPH NEWS PRESS
WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
HERMAN'S DRUG STORE
624 Edmond

In 1911, the St Joseph News Press was in this building
In 1937, Walpole Drugs occupied this building
In 1937, Walpole Drugs had 4 stores in St Joseph
Later became one of Herman's Drug Stores

Photo #1 - 1911 photo when News-Press occupied the building
Photo #2 - 1937 St Joseph News-Press newspaper advertisement for Walpole's Drug Stores
Photo #3 - 1937 Walpole's luncheon menu
Photo #4 - Current view of the building




Bill Kenny Pharmacy

STEVENSON FAMILY PHARMACY
6201 King Hill Avenue

This was once Bill Kenny Pharmacy




Circa 1954
TURNER DRUG STORE
101 West Missouri Avenue




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WACHTERS DRUG STORE
6?? Felix

This was located directly across Felix from the Woolworth 5 and 10 cent store
Exact address and business history unknown




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WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
FARLEY PLUMBING
1805 Olive

in 1937, Walpole Drug Stores had 4 drug stores in St Joseph
The building is currently occupied by Farley Plumbing




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Building Circa 1890
Circa 1932
JEFFERSON DRUGS
2407 Messanie
Circa 1935
WAPOLE DRUG STORE
2407 Messanie
Circa 1950
MIDLAND CAMERA SHOP
2407 Messanie
The building was razed in 2014

The large brick building was built in 1890
From 1950 to 1961, Midland Photo Service was here
John & Martha Branson were the proprietors
In later years, other businesses occupied the building
In 2014, the brick building was razed, currently an empty lot exists
Chuck's Barber Shop was the smaller building on the east side of it






WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
312-316 Illinois Avenue





Circa 1955
WEBBS REXALL DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific







Circa 1942
Wenzel Pharmacy
3001 Lafayette Street





Circa 1955
WATKINS DRUG & HARDWARE
Industrial City





Circa 1955
WEBB'S DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific





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Circa 1900
Walter Kennedy Hardware & Seeds
925 Frederick Ave
Circa 1915
Zerbst Pharmacical
925 Frederick Ave
Circa 1930
Zerbst Pharmacical
2101 Messanie
Frederick Location Was Demolished During Urban Renewal

Zerbst Pharmacy was owned and operated by Edward A. Zerbst
He actually owned several pharmacies throughout Saint Joseph
One was located where Roger's pharmacy currently resides
The factory where the cold capsules, cough syrup, etc. were made was located at 2101 Messanie
The home of Edward A. Zerbst and his wife Blanche J. Zerbst was located at 2801 Sherman Avenue.
The address has since been changed to 1601 Ashland Avenue.
The large home on the corner of the Ashland-Noyes intersection
December 3, 1969 Obituary
Funeral services for Blanche J. Zerbst, 86, St, Joe, were held at 10 a.m. today at Mt. Olivet cemetery chapel and burial was in Mt, Olivet, Mrs. Zerbst, who died Monday at St. Joseph's hospital, was an aunt of Mrs. Pauline Broshous, 316 Kearney street. She was the widow of E. A. Zerbst, who was owner and operator of the Zerbst Pharmacal Co. in St, Joe. A daughter, Mrs. Margaret Scanlan, St. Joe; two granddaughters and 10 great grandchildren survive
The 2101 Messanie building no longer exists

Photo #1 - 925 Frederick Avenue photo
Photo #2 - The pharmacy later moved to 2101 Messanie Street
Photo #3 - Cold capsules that Zerbst manufactured in St Joseph
Photo #4 - Cold capsules that Zerbst manufactured in St Joseph
Photo #5 - 1915 St Joseph News Press advertisement




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