Main Street - 'Druggists'; A Vintage Buckhannon Exclusive Presented by Mountaineer News

August 30, 2022

Mountaineer News

Vintage Buckhannon


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


Photo 1: [1916]

G.O. Young Drugstore

The first is an extremely rare image depicting the electrified G.O. Young sign hanging over Main Street in 1916.


G.O. Young's Drugstore was claimed to be one of the finest and best equipped facilities in the United States. It boasted having the largest electrified sign between Washington, D.C. and Chicago.


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



Photo 2: [1904]

Talbot Bros. & Co.

The second is a rare image depicting the interior of Talbot Bros. & Co. in 1904. This establishment claimed to be the most up-to-date druggist dealer in the area.


While purchasing toilet articles, hair, tooth and paint brushes, patrons could have their prescriptions filled containing 'only the purest ingredients compounded by a skilled pharmacist'.



CLICK HERE or on the image above for the Vintage Buckhannon: A West Virginia Wesleyan College Exclusive featured on July 12, 2022.


A first-hand account of the Seminary Building fire is included with rare and exclusive photos - including an authentic Wesleyan University of West Virginia (W.V.W.U.) invitation to the June 5th, 1906 Alumni Day when the board of trustees permanently changed the institution's name to West Virginia Wesleyan College (W.V.W.C.) - and an eye-witness account of the fire.


If you haven't taken the virtual online tour inside the Upshur County Courthouse Clock Tower, you can watch the full feature now by following this link: INSIDE THE UPSHUR COUNTY COURTHOUSE CLOCK TOWER

CLICK HERE to watch a video about FDR's Filmmaker, Pare Lorentz... one of Buckhannon's own. Two of his documentaries are fully viewable here as well.



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


*Updated August 23, 2022 | Next Update - August 30, 2022