Thursday, May 14, 2009
An old neon Rexall Drug Store signe from decades ago. Chicago Illinois USA. January 2007.
I took this photo of an old 1950's era ( or even earlier) Rexall Drug Store neon sign at the northwest corner of North Western Avenue and West Augusta Street, in the city of Chicago Illinois. It is January of 2007, and the short Wintertime daylight hours, gave Me the ideal photo opportunity to photograph this historic icon from Chicago neighborhoods past.
These vintage neon signs from America's postwar times or even earlier, were once very common throughout the many neighborhoods within the city of Chicago Illinois. At one time several decades ago, these old neighborhood pharmacy drug stores often had a small lunch counter where one could purchase an inexpensive hot meal or sandwich. Many had soda fountains and served ice cream sundaes as well.
These little neighborhood Mom and Pop stores did everything from filling Your prescription medications from Your Doctor, to selling magazines, newspapers and general merchandise. Today, this particular Rexall Drug Store, only fills prescriptions, sells candy and soda, as well as a few items such as canes and cruthes for our elderly and handicapped residents.
Still....It was geat seeing this blast from Chicago's past alive and well in 2007.