Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Jacob's Pharmacy was located across the street from Pemberton's Pharmacy near the corner of Broad and Peachtree Streets. I remember those days well. A trip downtown on the local bus always included a paper glass of coca-cola inside an aluminum cup holder. Price: 5 cents.
Initially, it was used to cure headaches until a customer requested soda to be added and that did it! During the 1940s and 50s we did not have McDonalds, so Jacob's drug store became a teenager's first job. My sister, Marianne Holland, worked there. Naturally, she had to arise early and catch a bus to downtown since few persons had automobiles.
Later on, the site was torn down and it was replaced by the First National Bank of Atlanta. The location of Jacobs was remembered by all as a well-known pharmacy. The soda fountain was a long angular structure with stools and throughout the drugstore were tall cherry counters with glass encasements.
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