Mortar, Pestle, and Beaker Signs (page 2)

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Meeker Drug
Meeker, CO
Prescription Shop
Savannah, GA
Meeker Drug opened in 1962 and this sign might have been installed then. The sign looks older than that so it might have been used by another drug store originally. The store moved in 2013 and the sign must have also been moved. The store closed in 2022. I believe the space now houses the Meeker Sweet Shop. I don't know if the sign is still there.

The Prescription Shop now houses Quick RX Drugs. This sign is probably from the 1950s. [map]

Carr's Drugs
Tucker, GA
2010: 2021:
Carr's Drugs is now known as Palliative Pharmacy Solutions but the sign remains. The sign panels are made of ripple tin. The sign was repainted in 2015. [map]

More Colorado:

Love Pharmacy (Hialeah)

More Georgia:
Dawson Pharmacy (Dawson) [map]
Wynn's Pharmacy (Griffin) [map]
Lee & Pickels Drugs (Quitman) [map]

Eby's Drug Store [gone]
Woodbine, IA
Rosen's Morseview Pharmacy [gone]
Chicago, IL
Eby's Drug Store was founded in 1916 and operated until 2015. This sign might have been from the 1930s or 1940s. It was gone by 2021.

Rosen's Morseview Pharmacy opened in 1959 and this sign was probably from then. The name was derived from the store's location at the corner of Morse and Greenview Avenues. These photos are from 2012. The sign was still there in 2015 but gone by 2016.

More Iowa:
Manly Drug (Grundy Center)
Houck Pharmacy (Mason City)

More Illiois:
Chenoa Pharmacy (Chenoa) [map]
Rene's Drugs (Taylorville) [map]

Gwinn's Drug Store [gone]
Anderson, IN
The Gwinn's Drug Store opened in 1932. This sign was probably from the 1950s. This photo was taken in 2010. The store closed in 2012. By 2013, the sign was gone.

More Indiana:
Butt Drugs (Corydon) [gone]
Sandleben Pharmacy (Evansville)
Weis Pharmacy (Hammond) [vintage; gone]

Bankes Drug Store
Abilene, KS
Kingman Drug
Kingman, KS
2010: 2023: 2010: 2023:
The Bankes Drug Store sign appeared to have been recently refurbished in 2010. In 2018, the store was purchased by the AuBurn Pharmacy chain and moved to a new location. The neon sign is now displayed inside.

The Kingman Drug sign is probably from the 1950s or 1960s. These vacuum form plastic mortar and pestle panels may have been mass-produced but I have never seen any others like it. By 2018, these panels had been replaced with similar but flat ones. [map]

Porter Drug Store
Neodesha, KS
2010: 2023:
The Porter Drug Store has been around since at least 1911. This sign is probably from the 1950s. It was repainted sometime between 2008 and 2014. [map]

El-Kan Drug
Liberal, KS
El-Kan Drug opened in 1995. Johnson Drug was at this address by the 1960s. I suspect this sign was adapted when the name changed. [map]
More Kansas:
Don Dawson Pharmacy (Russell) [gone]

Drug Store [gone]
Owensboro, KY
This embossed plastic sign at Mills Drug Store was probably from the 1960s or 1970s. By 2012, the store had closed. By 2019, the sign was gone.

More Kentucky:
Woodburn Drugs (Dawson Springs) [gone]
Bondurant's Pharmacy (Lexington)

Stephens Drugs [gone]
Louisville, KY
Simon's Pharmacy [gone]
Breaux Bridge, LA
Stephens Drugs opened in 1944. The store closed in 2011 and these signs have been removed.

Simon's Pharmacy replaced the store's neon sign with a plastic one sometime after 2008. This photo is from 2010. However, both faces of the old sign are displayed inside the store. By 2019, the building was housing Gladiators Academy and all three of these signs were gone.

La Pharmacie Francaise
New Orleans, LA
St. Bernard Drugs [gone]
New Orleans, LA
The La Pharmacie Francaise sign hangs above the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. The pharmacy was built for Louis J. Dufilho, Jr., believed to be America's first licensed pharmacist. His shop opened at this location in 1823. The museum opened in 1950. The sign was built around 2013. It is a replica of a sign from the 1960s. [map]

St. Bernard Drugs opened in 1960 and this sign appeared to be from then. In 2021, a new sign was installed. I suspect that the previous one was destroyed during a hurricane.

More Louisiana:
Albany Drugs (Albany)
Walgreens (New Orleans)

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