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Grove City in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

DeFrance Drug Store History

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
1. DeFrance Drug Store History Marker
Inscription.  

George DeFrance opened DeFrance Drug Store near this site in 1898. This drug store
was the first pharmacy to be awarded an Eastman Kodak and Whitman's Candy
franchise west of the Alleghenies. Rodger B. Lindh purchased DeFrance in 1964
and operated this independent pharmacy until 1982.
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Rodger B. Lindh, RPh,
donated this marker in honor of
Terance Reeves,
from whom he purchased
DeFrance Drug Store in 1964

 
Erected by the Borough of Grove City and Rodger B. Lindh.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 41° 9.621′ N, 80° 5.187′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker is on Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 208) north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Markers on west face of obelisk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 South Broad Street, Grove City PA 16127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
2. DeFrance Drug Store History Marker
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within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Aviator Earl Saundt's Demise (here, next to this marker); Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, in World War I (here, next to this marker); Incorporation of Grove City Borough (a few steps from this marker); Margaret Simpson Guinnip (a few steps from this marker); Joden Jewelers (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery Broom Factory (a few steps from this marker); Police Chief Charles "Charlie" Ray (a few steps from this marker); Slippery Rock & Grove City Railway (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is on one in a series of low sandstone obelisks along South Broad Street (the downtown commercial district) with markers on three sides and a cast Borough of Grove City emblem on the fourth side (facing the street).
 
Also see . . .
1. Grove City's 'first' Olde Town (Allied News, 2019). (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Grove City. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
DeFrance Drug Store History Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2021
3. DeFrance Drug Store History Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2021, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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