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Grand Falls Drug Store - Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 48° 55.660 W 055° 39.548
21U E 598215 N 5420281
Quick Description: This place is a bit of a landmark - it's the oldest pharmacy in the province and it holds onto a cool heritage look. Inside you'll see lots of memorabilia from the last 100 years.
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Date Posted: 7/21/2019 11:07:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM11046
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member n2life
Views: 1

Long Description:
According to the business' website (visit link) Grand Falls Drug Store was first opened in 1913 by a group of businessmen associated with the A.N.D. Company (the company that built the pulp and paper mill that was reason for the start of the town). Mr. H. A. Morrissey was the very first pharmacist employed. Mr. Morrissey stayed for only a few years or so and watched the business become incorporated in 1915.

Records show the Drug Store was then run by Thomas P. McCarthy who moved to Grand Falls from Carbonear around 1918. Mr. McCarthy was really the pioneer of the business and guided it in its early years until 1956 when he died. At this time he left a thriving business to his daughter, Patricia, who had trained under her father. Patricia received her Diploma of Pharmacy in 1946, and was inspired by how her dad had successfully managed the business through two World Wars and the Great Depression. Patricia married George P. Winslow and together they ran the store for almost 30 years. During the 60's, Patricia's brother Bill also played an important role in the day to day operations of the store. Renovations to the store in the early 60's included a soda fountain which many people today still fondly remember.

The current owner, Roy Green, took over the business in 1985.
Street Address:
8 High Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada
A2A 1C4


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