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Dentist Gas: 1921

Dentist Gas: 1921

Washington, D.C., circa 1921. "Louis & Co., Seventh and G." A convenient grouping of Victrolas, painless dentistry and patent advice. View full size.

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Below is the same view from May of 2016.

What We Have, You Get

Washington Post, Dec 20, 1914

Gets New Drug Store

Company Begins Business Tomorrow at 7th and G Sts.

The opening of the Washington branch of the Associated branch of the Associated Drug Stores, Seventh and G streets northwest, tomorrow morning, marks the acquisition of one of the finest and most modern establishments of its kind here. The drug company, of which Dr. M.M. Whitehurst is president, has four stores in Baltimore, and has met with success there.

The new establishment will feature its opening tomorrow by giving away souvenirs, including candy, flowers, perfume, and other things with purchases of 50 cents and over. Flowers will be given tomorrow and Tuesday to ladies.

There will be various departments of the new establishment, including the prescription, cigar, soda fountain, candy, as well as general drug department. The prescription department which is especially well fitted, will be in charge of two registered graduate pharmacists, and will be able to fill prescriptions on short notice.

Another feature is the 30-foot soda fountain, said to be the largest in this section of the country. It will be in the charge of competent men, and is strictly hygienic. Sterilized glasses, filtered water, and fresh fruits will be attractions.

The management will make a specialty of guaranteeing everything that is sold in the store, and if anything is not entirely satisfactory it can be returned and either money refunded or another article given in its place. "Best goods at the lowest prices," is the motto of the company.

The new store building, which is centrally located, was formerly occupied by a branch of the United States Trust Company. The inside of the structure was torn out, and handsome new fixtures substituted at great expense. The interior finish of the store is in white. Wall showcases have been used throughout so that the customer may see everything. This is sad to be an innovation for Washington. The proprietors will make a specialty from time to time of great bargains in the drug, candy, and other departments.

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Misplaced Moran

The Moran Building with the Burger King is actually a block over, on the other side of Verizon Center.

The Moran Building

The Moran Building at 501-509 G Street NW in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington was built in 1889 by J.E. Moran (first three floors; fourth floor and mansard roof added in 1890 by George Bogus) and is an example of Second Empire architecture. In 1983 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Current tenants include a Burger King restaurant.

[As noted above, the Moran is not the building in our photo. - Dave]


Is the Drug Store?

[To the left of Louis & Co. - Dave]

Hardest working dentist

Amazing, Dr. Truett's hours are 8am-9pm!

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I see about 28 Nippers. There are a couple more suspects, but I can't tell without more magnification (or younger eyes).

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