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Name Story's Drug Store
Number of Archive records 19.0
Number of Library records 0.0
Number of Object records 2.0
Number of Photo records 15.0
Details Main Street, south side of building south of Sander's Block

1860: established or 1880? (Illlustrated Laconian) by J. Henry Story

"The Story drug store carries a large and complete stock of the purest and freshest drugs which the market affords, supplemented by patent medicines of almost every kind and nature, including, of coures, all of the standard perpared remedies." (Illustrated Laconian, 104) Also carries toilet articles, surgical appliances, and etc. Soda fountain and cigars.

Associated Records

Image of H1987.0002.F.0001 - Postcard

H1987.0002.F.0001 - Postcard

Item is a colored photograph postcard featuring a section of Main Street. In view are several shops, many automobiles, utility poles, a church steeple, paved roads and sidewalks, parking meters. Some of the signs in view reads, "Story's Rexall Drugs, Woolworths, Western Auto, Clen Nik Restaurant, Pants, Ice Cream, Candies..." Written on back in pen (where message would go), "1958; Buildings on the left taken down in March 1969; Sold the block where Story Drug Sign is to Urban Renual in 1968." Typed caption on back reads, "Main Street, Laconia New Hampshire; Laconia is located in the heart of New Hampshire's beautiful Lakes Region; color photo by dick Smith; published by Bromley an

Image of H2010.0109.0001 - Program

H2010.0109.0001 - Program

Item is a program booklet for a production of Godspell at the Colonial Theater on Thursday, May , 1973. The cover is black, red, and white and features a drawing of a head. Inside the front cover in pen, "Ethel Peters."

Image of H2010.0168.0001 - Ledger

H2010.0168.0001 - Ledger

Item is a cloth-covered ledger. It is filled out with pen, almost entirely. A page reads, "Warren's All-cases Docket" in type-print. Includes information such as names and businesses involved in Laconia-area cases and clients.

Image of H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

Newspaper - Laconia Evening Citizen- Thursday, August 27, 1936. Down Memory Lane Edition to celebrate the Acquedoctan. Illustrations related to first mills, Boston & Maine Railroad, main Street, incorporation of town, incorporation of city, first block house etc.... Pages 18-19 have Acquedoctan parade photos, Articles about: summer visitors, festival at Opechee Park, Governor Styles Bridges coming to Weirs, Mrs. Lyman Marshall's garden, collecting Indian relics by Abraham L. Drake, Farrar Tavern in 1860, Laying of cornerstone at Masonic Temple in 1903, Works Progress Administration, history of Water company, history of churches, history of Belknap Mills, history of Main Street, Hist

Image of H2010.0281.0011 - Program

H2010.0281.0011 - Program

Theater program printed on pink paper. "The Laconia Dramatic Club at Folsom Hall, Laconia. on Tuesday Evening, April 19th, 1881 'The Skeleton Witness' with new scenery by O.L. Andrews The entertainment will commence wiht teh Laughable Farce entitled 'Betsey Baker' or 'Too Attentive by Half'" Cast: Fred W. Story John O'Shea Jr. Miss I. J. Bean Mrs. S.M.S. Moulton "The Skeleton Witness" cast: J. Henry Story Charles W. Whitton Albert C. Moore Fred W. Story M. B. Plummer Frank H. Champlin Dennis O'Shea John W. Ashman John B. Jewett P. E. Boyle Frank S. Mead Miss Nellie Whitcher Mrs. S.M.S. Moulton Miss Jennie Mead Miss Jessie Cook Music furnished by Story'

Image of H2010.0281.0013 - Program

H2010.0281.0013 - Program

Theater program/ booklet with image of an easel on the cover with two paintings attached- one a ship and one a burning ship sinking. "The Laconia Dramatic Club" (includes a small article about the club and its history) at Folsom Opera House, April 14, 1887. (FD Ellis manager) doing "Nevada" Cast Includes: AC Moore MB Plummer GR Leavitt FGH Osgood FW Story WS Wiggin FE Lincoln BF Story Miss Nellie Whicher Miss Jessie L. Phelps Miss Nan H. Little Advertisers include: W. Boyle Jr. & Co.- confectionary, cigars, tobacco, newspapers Story's Drug Store Johnson Bookstore, prop. JF Harriman, 82 Main St Sanders Bros. stoves and refrigerators, 108 Main St Melcher & Prescott

Image of H2011.0018.0009 - Scorecard

H2011.0018.0009 - Scorecard

Item isbaseball scorecard with many advertisements on it.

Image of H2012.0038.0011 - Booklet

H2012.0038.0011 - Booklet

Item is a booklet on the Sled Dog race in Laconia NH in February of 1956. The cover features a black and white image of a dog's head. It reads, "Laconia NH World and New England 100 Mile Sled Dog Champsionships, February 18-18-19, 1956; Belknap County Sportsmen's Association; Program 25c." Inside the race officials and committees and members are listed. See People file for names. Also inside are several black and white images of past races and prizes as well as information on the race and prizes. There is also the list of contestants and a grid for entering start and finish times. Contributors are listed and "Mushers' Queen Candidates" are listed with images. The booklet concludes

Image of L1900.0002.A.0017(2) - Program

L1900.0002.A.0017(2) - Program

Item is a program for a production of "The Glorious Girl," presented by "Frank W. Wilkins Post, No. 1 American Legion," at the, "Colonial Theatre," from "Nov. 3-4." The cover is deep red with black writing and a black image of a woman in an even ing dress with a large cloak and fan. Features lists of performers' names as well as dozens of advertisements from local businesses and business people.

Image of L1990.0001.B.0001 - Booklet

L1990.0001.B.0001 - Booklet

Item is a program for the "Third Annual Elks' Show" at the Colonial Theater to take place Febryary 23-25, 1922. The cover art features a Asian woman dressed in a kimono holding a fan and "The Geisha," written in Asian-style lettering. The pages inside feature local businesses who supported the show as well as lists of performers and other contributors to the show.

Image of L1990.0009.E.0004 - Booklet

L1990.0009.E.0004 - Booklet

This is a bound booklet entitled " Lake Village and its Business Men", compliments of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company of Lake Village, listing histories of leading businesses and business men of central New Hamphsire, by George F. Bacon, published in 1890. The booklet has an outer front and back cover. On the front cover is printed : "Lake Village and Its Leading Business Men. Compliments of Winnipeseogee Cotton and Woolen Man'f'g Co., Agent's Office, Lake Village, N.H." Also on the front cover is a photograph of a house built of stone and wood with a tower on the front. Printed below the picture is "Photo Eng Co., N.Y." On page 1 is printed : "Central

L1990.0113.A.0004 - Handbill

This is a program for the production of "Fi -Fi of the Toy Shop" at the Moulton Opera House in Laconia on April 5th and 6th in 1918. On the cover is printed "Moulton Opera House, Laconia, Friday & Saturday Evenings, April 5th & 6th, 1918, Matinee Saturday Afternoon" as well as "Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop" and "Produced under Auspices of Laconia High School", "A Musical Extravaganza in 3 Acts, Cast of 200". The program consists of a back and front cover and 13 pages. The inside pages include advertisemnets for Oscar A. Lougee, A.C.S. Randlett, Story Drugs, R.A. Cross Jewelers, Miss D.M. Hilton Millinary, Chase's Shoe Store, C.E. Pinkham Company Grocers, Arlington Cafe, John Morrissey Plumbing an

Image of L1990.0116.M.0006 - Booklet

L1990.0116.M.0006 - Booklet

This is a booklet on the history of St. Joseph Church, located on Church Street in Laconia, celebrating the church happenings from 1929 to 1979. The cover of the booklet is green with a color photograph of St. Joseph Church. The church is built of granite with limestone trim. It was built in the late 1920s and dedicated on September 12, 1930 by Bishop George A. Guertin, Bishop of Manchester. The picture depicts the church in autumn, with a large maple tree on the far left and red and orange leaves on the ground. The church has a large double door entrance with steps leading up to it. There is a religious statue on the far right on the lawn. The church has a large square tower on the left f

Image of L1994.0001.0051 - Program

L1994.0001.0051 - Program

Item is a program for a production of "The Glorious Girl," presented by "Frank W. Wilkins Post, No. 1 American Legion," at the, "Colonial Theatre," from "Nov. 3-4." The cover is deep red with black writing and a black image of a woman in an even ing dress with a large cloak and fan. Features lists of performers' names as well as dozens of advertisements from local businesses and business people.

L1994.0001.A.0007 - Program

This is a program for the presentation of " Captain Jack" at the Moulton Opera House in Laconia on March 18, 1901. On the cover is printed "Programme of the Thrilling Three-Act Irish Drama, Captain Jack or The Irish Outlaw at Moulton Opera House, Monday Evening, March 18, 1901 for the Benefit of St. Joseph's Church, Laconia, N.H." Also printed on the front is : " Truland Bros., (Printers), 10 Davis Place, Laconia, N.H." The program has 14 inner pages containing advertisements for :"Mrs. R.E. Bernier (Groceries), Chas. F. Locke (Groceries and Hardware), Fred A. Young Insurance, John B. Moore Bicycles/Sewing Machines and Wallpaper, A.J. LaFrance M.D., Smith & Mongeon (Barbers), O'Shea Furnit

Image of L1994.0001.C.0001 - Postcard

L1994.0001.C.0001 - Postcard

This is a souvenir program of "Valley Farm" which took place at the Weirs Music Hall, located in The Weirs, on July 27, 1905. The program has 20 pages . On the cover is printed : " Souvenir Program of Valley Farm, Music Hall, The Weirs, N.H., July 27, 1905". Inside on the pages are advertisements from businesses supporting the event. They include: Lougee's Dry Goods Store Charles Locke Choice Groceries Trainor's Dry Good Store Lakeport Domestic Bakery Parsons' Photo Studio The National Bank of Lakeport O'Shea Furniture Company The Weirs Candy Kitchen New Hotel Weirs C.W. Plummer (Apothecary) The Citizens Telephone Company G.W. Tarlson Groceries E.D. Ward (Picture Frames, Gla

Image of L1994.0009.J.0003 - Booklet

L1994.0009.J.0003 - Booklet

This is a booklet/Laconia & Lake Village Business Directory from the late 1800s. The cover is a pale orange color. Printed on the front cover is : "Dan P. Donovan (The S.B. Smith Store) Opposite P.O. , Laconia, N.H./Largest Stock/Lowest Prices A Pick Up You can pick up lots of bargains if you read Donovan's advertisement and visit his store... Dan P. Donovan. " Also printed on the bottom of the front cover is : " Lewis, Vaughan & Co., Printers" Inside on the back side of the front cover is printed : " Do You Know that the Most Reliable Place to Buy your clothing is at...Lougee's. The Leading s Just as Represented. The Leading Styles at Bed Rock Prices. All Goods Guaranteed

Image of L2010.0022.0005 - Booklet

L2010.0022.0005 - Booklet

Black and white guide on recreation in New Hampshire. In its fold is a map of the state. Also includes a form to cut off and send to a recreation expert on planning vacations.

Image of L2012.0059.0001 - Booklet

L2012.0059.0001 - Booklet

This is a bound booklet entitled " Lake Village and its Business Men", compliments of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company of Lake Village, listing histories of leading businesses and business men of central New Hamphsire, by George F. Bacon, published in 1890. The booklet has a blank page covering its outer front and back. Inside on the front cover is printed : "Lake Village and Its Leading Business Men. Compliments of Winnipeseogee Cotton and Woolen Man'f'g Co., Agent's Office, Lake Village, N.H." Also on the front cover is a photograph of a house built of stone and wood with a tower on the front. Printed below the picture is "Photo Eng Co., N.Y." On page 1

Image of H2010.0260.0001 - Bottle, Medicine

H2010.0260.0001 - Bottle, Medicine

Tall brown glass bottle with tall neck, corked. Mold-blown pontil mark on bottom. Paper lable reads "Completely Denatured Alcohol. POISON. Completely denatured alcohol is a violet poison It cannon be applied externally to human or animal tissue without serious injurious results. It cannot be taken internallly without inducing blindness and general physical decay, ultimately resulting in death." Another label is printed "Story Drug Store. Arthur F. Clough, T__, 528 Main Street, Laconia, NH"