Alva Day must have used Shakes Pharmacy as a local distributor for electrical appliances. This image dates to May 1948. Does anyone remember this store?
Tags: 1940s Alva_Day appliance Parkdale range Shakes_Pharmacy stove
I know where the pharmacy was in Parkdale. It was operated by a couple of women, if I recall and they lived above it. It later became to location of an antique shop that utilized both floors for their antiques. Located on the oppposite of the street from the old theatre and Fischer's Grocery. I don't know what is located there now, if anything.
Ron on 7th October 2020 @ 7:21am
Kind of interesting woodwork in the background.
I can remember when we got our first electric stove and electric hot water heater. Before that, the kitchen wood stove had a hot water tank sitting behind it which was heated by the wood stove.
Looking at this photo of the beautiful new electric stove brings back memories of my mom's excitement for her new appliances. I didn't understand why she was so excited.
L.E. on 7th October 2020 @ 7:30am
To continue on from where L.E. left off, I just replaced an old 40 gallon water heater with an electric instant unit, and I feel the same kind of joy that the mom must have when she got her electric appliances. New unit is the size of a small backpack, weighs about 8 pounds, and on its own almost draws more power than 2 normal 1950s houses did (113 amps). But the hot water never runs out, and I got a ton of space back.
Kyle on 7th October 2020 @ 8:26am
The two women mentioned were the Perfield sisters, Monica and Margaret. Very interesting ladies, who traveled widely, including theTranssiberian train. They only carried a small suitcase each. One of them sewed all their clothes. I don't remember which one was the pharmacist.
Maria Kollas on 7th October 2020 @ 11:09am
Reminds me of the stove my mom had. If I remember, the burner at the back left could be raised to use as a regular burner and then lowered for a deep pot to make soup in. When I got ready to buy a stove I wanted one like that but they were no longer available. Guess crock pots took their place.
Norma on 7th October 2020 @ 11:58am
Arthur, Is this a Kelvinator stove by chance?
Dale Nicol on 7th October 2020 @ 1:16pm
Correct, Dale, it was a Kelvinator range/cooktop.
ArthurB on 7th October 2020 @ 1:33pm
Dale Nicol on 7th October 2020 @ 2:10pm
That was the sisters who lived in the cottage type house at 17th and Sherman.
Tall and lean and well spoken. Their father built their house there, similar to the one just west of there. They moved to one of the local retirement centers but did not care for that so bought a mobile home on May St across from the Mormon Church. Delightful ladies.
nels on 7th October 2020 @ 6:02pm
That is in front of the old Parkdale drug store- the Two sisters ran it and lived above in early mid 60’s ( my era of running around “uptown” Parkdale- that meant anything in the Main Street of Baseline) I don’t ever remember my folks calling it Shakes- so maybe that was previous owner...
Those ladies would watch us like hawks when you went in to look at toys and comic books- basically didn’t want us touch unless we were buying.
Also had a counter to sit at and have a malt, soda or shake.
Beth Hukari on 7th October 2020 @ 9:29pm