"At the Sign of the Mortar and Pestle"; A Vintage Buckhannon Exclusive Presented by Mountaineer News

November 22, 2022

Mountaineer News

Vintage Buckhannon


This week, it's another DOUBLE-SHOT exclusive straight out of the Vintage Buckhannon Vault:


Photo 1:

The G.O. Young Drug Store - 1914

This rare photograph depicts G.O. Young's storefront in 1914.


"At the Sign of the Mortar and Pestle", individuals would enter West Virginia's largest drug store that occupied five floors with 11,000 square feet.



Photo 2:

Inside Thompson's Pharmacy - 1951

Fast forward thirty-seven years to the interior of Thompson's Pharmacy, where this rare photograph depicts Eleanor Edge, Margaret Gray and Sandra McCue browsing cosmetics in 1951.


Stay tuned... We'll be featuring an upcoming EXCLUSIVE with unique insights and stories about this business of Buckhannon's past and its lineage that spanned for nearly a century.


(FUN FACT: Did you know that G.O. Young also opened a branch store that was located in Philippi, WV?)




Revisit us here every Tuesday to see new additions as we continue to build this virtual online pictorial for our community featuring the landmarks, people and relics of Upshur County's bygone days.


Stay Alert! We're going to be giving away a Vintage Buckhannon Prize Pack NEXT WEEK as we kick off our "Way Back When - Here and Now" Contest!


Watch the brief video below to see how you can enter for a chance to win:

*Updated November 22, 2022 | Next Update - November 29, 2022