Post by David Sechrest on May 31, 2006 16:38:01 GMT -5
Long before the pizza place on the corner of 11th and Lafayette, and even before the Bottle Shop that occupied that corner for many years, Fisher's Drugs was located in the same building in the 50's and 60's.
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
When I went to Central Jr. High, I worked at Fisher's Drug's after school. I filled the soda machines and filled bags of ice for the ice vendor among other duties. I'm guessing it was 1967 when Bob Fisher sold the building to Bill Cameese (probably not spelled correctly) who opened the Bottle Shop. Bob Fisher moved his pharmacy into the building at the corner of 25th and beam Road (what is now Peter's Heating and Air Conditioning). Prior to that the building was Bob & Tom Harold's grocery. Once Fisher's moved to 25th St, I had to ride the city bus from downtown to the new location, and one of the other employees brought me home. I remember many times walking to Nick's Drive In on the corner of national Rd and Beam Rd. (where the Swifty gas station and Rally's sits today) to get sandwiches for the gang at Fisher's. The pharmacists were Bob Fisher, (Barney) Vorwald (who owned Central Pharmacy on the corner of 25th and Central prior to coming to Fisher's) and Sony Adams. Bob Fisher was behind the remodeling of the buildings at 11th and Lafayette and 25th and Beam Rd., and if you take a good look at both today, you can see similarities in the outside decor. -Jim Burgan-