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Charles R. Walgreen Sr.

 
 
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By Steve Masler, May 7, 2019
1. Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Marker
Inscription.  
Mr. Walgreen purchased his first store in June 1901 on the South Side of Chicago. By the time of his death in 1939, he had built the largest drugstore chain in America—493 stores. Customer service and innovation were key to his success. "Take care of customers," Mr. Walgreen told employees, "like guests in your own home."

This Plaque Celebrates the 3,000th Walgreen Drugstore Grand Opening- May 11, 2000 111 South Halsted Street, Chicago
 
Erected 2000 by Walgreen's.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 41° 52.798′ N, 87° 38.824′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Halsted Street 0 miles north of Adams Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 S Halsted St, Chicago IL 60661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Patrick's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Bartelme, Illinois’ First Female Judge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Haymarket Tragedy
Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 7, 2019
2. Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse (approx. half a mile away); Jane Addams' Hull House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jane Addams' Hull-House and Dining Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Juvenile Court of Cook County Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brooks Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2019, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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