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Major Drug Company

 
 
Major Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Major Drug Company Marker
Inscription. Built in 1908, 170-174 25th Street is a commercial vernacular structure constructed of brick. the vernacular storefront was divided into three bays for various uses. The three storefronts originally housed the Major Drug Company, (1908-1919), Intermountain Tailoring Company (1908-1910) and Edward Bello’s Saloon (1908-1916). Like many other storefronts along 25th Street, 170-174 25th housed businesses and services needed by Ogden’s rapidly growing population and the visitors brought to Ogden by the railroad.

The front facade has a brick corbeled cornice that is original to the building. While the remainder of the facade had been so altered over time away from the original design to be unrecognizable, the most recent remodeling restored the storefronts so they closely match what existed at the time of construction.

The building’s three storefronts housed many businesses over time including B&B Clothing Store (1910), Star Restaurant (1916), Travelers’ Cafe (1919), Pepares Bros. Grocery (1923), Eagle Café (1923), Newport Soft Drinks (1929), and many others.

At the time of construction Bela Kadish, a well known “business promoter” in Ogden, owned the property.
 
Erected by Ogden City Landmarks Commission.
 
Location.
Major Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Major Drug Company Marker
41° 13.253′ N, 111° 58.607′ W. Marker is in Ogden, Utah, in Weber County. Marker is on 25th Street (East 2500 South) near Lincoln Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 25th Street, Ogden UT 84401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nicholas Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belmont Building (about 300 feet away); Watkins Grocery and Cranshaw Photography (about 300 feet away); Harry Jordan’s Cigar Shop (about 500 feet away); Utah Trunk Factory (about 600 feet away); ZCMI Co-op Building (about 600 feet away); Davenport Saloon (about 600 feet away); London Ice Cream Parlor (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Ogden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Formerly the Major Drug Company image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
3. Formerly the Major Drug Company
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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