12 March 2014

La Cross Pharmacy

I encountered La Cross Pharmacy while on a recent visit to the Mott Haven neighborhood in The Bronx. It's on the corner of Saint Anns Avenue and 138th Street. I was attracted—as I often am with such places—by the the old signage running down the edge of the building.

Added attractions included the indented, angled corner entrance, the metal pillar bearing the word "Drugs" in vertical letters, and the sad window display of a lonely wooden mortar and pestle.

By the looks of the facade, I'm guessing La Cross has been around since the 1940s. It won't be around for much longer. The shelves were sparsely stocked, and there's a sign on the side of the building saying it is for sale.

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