Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bass-Rutledge

I showed the north east and south east corners of Moore Ave. and Frances St. the last two days. Here is Bass-Rutledge Drug store on the south west corner of Moore Ave. and Frances St. The sign says since 1876. Since I wasn't around back then, I will take their word for it.

I would show the the north west corner but its a parking lot.

10 comments:

Tanya said...

These old drug stores are the best! There's a corner drug store in the next town over that I've got to get a picture of and take a peek inside :)
Great photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Hey, neat photo. It seems nobody makes just a square brick building any more--I like 'em. MB

Marcel said...

I always liked the old brick buildings.

Sailor Girl said...

Nice, but... WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST PARKING LOTS???

(LOOOOOOOOOLLLLLL)

Hope said...

Cool night photos!

Betty Flocken said...

What beautiful Night photos! I still don't know how to do these!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

1876! Man!

Susan said...

I always enjoy your pictures of my hometown, and each one brings a memory or two of childhood and high school years. We would walk from the old Terrell High for lunch at the soda fountain at Bass Drug--pimento cheese sandwiches and a coke for $1.25 in 1965.

D.Rut said...

Thank you for the beautiful photo of what used to be my father's drugstore. Yes, it was founded in 1876. We did a centennial celebration in 1976 along with the city. Sadly, it burned to the ground in 1987, but my mom (who still owned the building re-built it to look the same on the exterior as it always had.
I made many of those pimento cheese sandwiches and fountain cokes (for a nickel) for customers.
In my father's day (he owned it from 1955 to 1984) it was a place to buy your Christmas presents and meet up with your friends, as well as a pharmacy.

T Aslin-Gould said...

I practically grew up there, as Daddy worked for Mr Rutledge for a long time. It was the Grilled Cheese and Chocolate Malts for me though! D.Rut - Your Dad was the best! I can remember him coming to pick me up from school one day when I was sick because Daddy was off that day and they were doing laundry at the laundramat and couldn't be reached! He took such good care of me!!