Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jones Drug Store


Here is a rare picture of the Strand Theater showing that Jones Drug Store was right next to it.

If I remember correctly Jones Drug Store lead off from under the marquee of the Strand, about even with the box office.

It was small store, shaped something like a lopsided pie. One end, closest to the Square was almost to a point and the other end was wider, which was the pharmacist area. Everything was neatly organized with no wasted space.

The Square also had four other drugstores: Hodges (Dunaway’s), William’s, Atherton’s, and Reynolds & Ferrell. The other drug stores had the floor space to have a soda fountain and luncheon area and a magazine rack. Not Jones’ Drugstore where ever square foot counted.

Eventually, Jones’ moved over a mile away across from Roswell Street Baptist Church where they had a big merchandise section, cosmetic section, soda counter with a grill, with lunch booths, and a big magazine section.

Mrs. Jones, Doc Jones’ wife, seemed to be all over the place with her eyes on everything.

I remember two females behind the soda fountain, one had an eye problem, and the other was Cora. Mrs. Thomas was in cosmetics, she had a son named Dickie about a year younger than me.

My, where does time go?

Here is a rare picture of the Strand Theater showing that Jones Drug Store was right next to it.

If I remember correctly Jones Drug Store lead off from under the marquee of the Strand, about even with the box office.

It was small store, shaped something like a lopsided pie. One end, closest to the Square was almost to a point and the other end was wider, which was the pharmacist area. Everything was neatly organized with no wasted space.

The Square also had four other drugstores: Hodges (Dunaway’s), William’s, Atherton’s, and Reynolds & Ferrell. The other drug stores had the floor space to have a soda fountain and luncheon area and a magazine rack. Not Jones’ Drugstore where ever square foot counted.

Eventually, Jones’ moved over a mile away across from Roswell Street Baptist Church where they had a big merchandise section, cosmetic section, soda counter with a grill, with lunch booths, and a big magazine section.

Mrs. Jones, Doc Jones’ wife, seemed to be all over the place with her eyes on everything.

I remember two females behind the soda fountain, one had an eye problem, and the other was Cora. Mrs. Thomas was in cosmetics, she had a son named Dickie about a year younger than me.

I think I remember but not positive that after Jones Drug Store moved from next door to the Strand Theater Fox Jewelers moved into their spot.

My, where does time go?

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2 Comments:

Blogger Si's blog said...

Time indeed does fly. The BW and I were discussing that yesterday. We had just revealed to the eye doctor that we have been married for fifty years. Children almost fifty!

Tnere was a drug store next to my Dad's optometry office in Lewisburg, PA, where we we toddlers. Tiny place with exotic smells and a friendly old guy. Was still there ten years ago, the last time I went to Lewisburg.

If you went to my genealogy site, you saw the picture of my Grandfather's drug store. He ran it along with one of my aunts. She was a woman pharmacist in the early part of the century. Gutsy woman

7:33 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Si,
I looked at your genealogy site and wrote you an email from it complementing you on what a great site it is.

8:03 PM  

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