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




Circa 1955
BENDER'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
619 Francis

The photo is a prescription pill box




Bennett Pharmacy

Circa 1955
BENNETT PHARMACY
1002 North 3rd Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Bill Kenny Pharmacy

Circa 1955
BILL KENNY PHARMACY
STEVENSON FAMILY PHARMACY
6201 King Hill Avenue




Bradley Pharmacy1 Bradley Pharmacy2

Circa 1955
BRADLEY PHARMACY
324 Illinois

Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes



Brookdale Pharmacy Frugers Brookdale Pharmacy

Circa 1955
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
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 1955
CARSON PHARMACY
1031 Powell Street

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






Circa 1955
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 1955
DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
1302 Faraon







FRUGER DRUG STORE
DOUHERTY BROS 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 Drug1 Gardner Drug2 Gardner Drug3

Circa 1955
GARDNER DRUG STORE
3000 St Joseph Avenue

There has been numerous businesses in this building
The building met it's destruction in March 2017
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1955
GARELICH PHARMACY
2022 St Joseph Avenue







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

This was Hudgen's Pharmacy from 1932 through 1942
It later became a Sammy's Drug Store and finally Garelich Drug Store




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GLIDEWELL PHARMACY
3002 Lafayette Street

Photo #2 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1955
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
Photo #6 - Hermans at one time even sold appliances




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HERMAN DRUG STORES
624 Edmond (7th & Edmond)
601 Edmond (6th & Edmond)
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
DONALDSON DRUGS
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






Circa 1955
JAKE'S DRUG STORE
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






Circa 1870
John Demond's Pharmacy
Circa 1910
Fichman Drugs
3rd & Edmond Street
Demolished during Urban Renewal

John Demond was a pioneer pharmist
After being in business for 35 years, he died in 1905
In 1910, Fichman Drug Company purchased the Demond Pharmacy




Circa 1955
KATZ PRESCRIPTION DEPT
Number 4 Tootle Building





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Circa 1929
KATZ DRUG COMPANY
528 Francis Street (Southwest Corner)

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 #1 - A concoction showing opening dates of all new Katz Drug Stores
Photo #2 - Circa 1940s employees inside the drug store




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
KATZ DRUG STORE
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




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

KENNISON DRUG STORE
1502 South 10th Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Circa 1955
KINDER'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
622 Francis Street





Circa 1955
KINNISON DRUG C0MPANY
1502 South 10th Street





Circa 1955
KINNISON & SON DRUG STORE
513 Felix Street





Circa 1955
MARSHALL DRUG STORE
1719 Commercial





McMichale Pharmacy

Circa 1955
McMICHALE PHARMACY
3302 Mitchell Avenue

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




Meuer Pharmacy1 Meuer Pharmacy2 Meuer Pharmacy3

Circa 1955
MEUER'S PHARMACY
302 Middleton

Check the prices out in the 1948 advertisement, a case of beer for $2.75






Circa 1955
MELMED PHARMACY
2602 St Joseph Avenue

This was the location of the 1st Melmed Pharmacy
Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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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





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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 submitted by Rodney Keyes




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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 1955
NELSON PHARMACY
102 West Missouri





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NORRIS DRUG STORE
HERMAN DRUG STORE
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
NORRIS DRUG STORE
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 1955
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 1955
PRESCRIPTION SHOP
Kirkpatrick Building





Industrial City

POP WATKINS DRUG STORE
LAUNDROMAT
5105 SAVANNAH ROAD

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




Ransopher Pharmacy

Circa 1955
RANSOPHER PHARMACY
1901 Jules Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes




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Circa 1910
RED CROSS PHARMACY
RUDOLPH'S RED CROSS PHARMACY
837 Frederick Avenue
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 Louis Randolf
The Rudolfs 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

Both of the 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




Circa 1955
ROSE VERNE DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific







Circa 1955
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 1955
SCHABER PHARMACY
321 North 3rd Street







Circa 1955
SCHIRMER'S PHARMACY
6104 King Hill Avenue





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Circa 1955
SCHROER'S DRUG STORE
801 Felix
Demolished during Urban Renewal

Photo #1 - Looking north at 8th & Felix - Frederick Avenue begins on the right
Photo #2 - Schroer's visible behind the young lady's head
Photo #3 - Looking northeast up Frederick Avenue. All buildings were destroyed during Urban Renewal
Photo #4 - Looking north at 8th & Felix - Frederick Avenue begins on the right






SHANIN PHARMACY
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 1955
SHERMAN'S PRESCRIPTION SHOP
5018 King Hill Avenue





Shephard Pharmacy

SHEPPARD PHARMACY
1617 Francis Street

Photo submitted by Rodney Keyes






Circa 1895
Dodderer And Eberhardt Shoe Company
Sollars Rexall Drugs
1723 Frederick

Before this building was constructed this was the location of the blacksmith shop of F.A. Steussi.
In 1895, Louis Eberhardt, a native of Wertenberg, born 1854, constructed this building.
The first tenant was the Dodderer and Eberhardt shoe store.
A later tenant was Oscar Eger, milliner.
For a number of years, there were tenants associated with the auto industry.
In the late 1950s, the Sollars Drug Store expanded into this space.
This building was razed on April 16, 1985




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Circa 1886
Burvenich Pharmacy
Sollar's Rexall Drug
1723-1727 Frederick

This building and the adjacent one were built by Louis Eberhardt
Eberhardt was a sausage maker who lived and ran his business at the Southwest corner of 18th and Calhoun
The first tenants were the Frederick Avenue Drug Store and Avenue Bakery.
The manager of the Avenue Drug Store was A. Burvenich Jr. and his brother Anton
The cornice frieze was an ornate pattern of laid brick.
The stone and brick pediments had the date 1886 on them.
The 18th Street facade is only slightly less ornate.
This building was razed on April 16, 1985
The building now gone, it is currently a parking lot






SOUTH PARK DRUG STORE
WATKINS PRODUCTS
1724 Commercial





Circa 1955
SPENGLER'S PHARMACY
Pysician & Surgeons Building





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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 1955
TURNER DRUG STORE
King Hill & 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






WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
2407 Messanie







WALPOLE'S DRUG STORES
312-316 Illinois Avenue





Circa 1955
WEBBS REXALL DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific





Circa 1955
WATKINS DRUG & HARDWARE
Industrial City





Circa 1955
WEBB'S DRUG SERVICE
10th & Pacific





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ZERBST PHARMACAL
925 Frederick Ave
2101 Messanie

Howard A Zerbst Pharmacy once stood at 925 Frederick Avenue
They later moved to 2101 Messanie Street

Photo #1 - Original location at 9th & Frederick
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




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