The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Drug Stores Offered Wide Variety Of Services


Last updated 2/13/2017 at 7:03pm

An early photograph of the interior of either Duckworth's or Long's drug store. (Courtesy photos)

In the early to mid-1900s small towns often had two or three drug stores. They offered medication prepared by a pharmacist and first aid supplies. Sundry items including books, magazines, school or office supplies, stationary, toiletries, personal care items and much more were also available.

In addition drug stores often had a soda fountain and lunch counter. They served soda, ice cream, and light meals. This was a wonderful place to gather, socialize and share the news of the day. By mid-century jukeboxes near the soda fountain played popular music. This offered a popular after sch...

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