Sunday, August 17, 2008


419 Occidental Avenue South, Pioneer Square
Seen from 2nd and Jackson
Currently Houses FX McRory's Steak, Chop and Oyster House

"Optimus Soda Fountains and Store Fixtures. 'Purity' Brand Crushed Fruits & Fountain Syrups", Estab. 1882 Stewar[t] .... Drug Co. [Wholes]ale Drugs . Importers & Manufacturers".

This is an amazing sign, and runs a close second to the Chop Suey Chow Mein sign in Chinatown as my favorite in Seattle.

Particularly interesting to me about this sign is the name "Chris" in very small letters between the windows and just under and between the words "Wholesale" and "Drugs". Could be the artist's name, but of course I don't really know.


Frank Jump said...

Wonderful site! I'm mentioning you on my site and blogrolling you. All the best in the coming year and happy holidays! Frank Jump

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you update this blog anymore! This sign seems to be from my great-great grandfather's business, Stewart & Holmes Drug Co., which was housed in that building & included a soda fountain. It was fun to find this picture -- thanks for sharing.