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Pencol Drug Store


Founded by Azriel Stein, the pharmacy was named for its location at Colfax Avenue and Pennsylvania Street. Pencol was a prominent Denver pharmacy for decades. In addition to dispensing prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medications, Pencol Drug featured a popular soda and ice cream fountain and a gift section.

Years later, what is now Pencol Compounding Pharmacy is now located on Colorado Boulevard, between Louisiana Avenue and Florida Avenue. The pharmacy was owned by Marshall Tobin until 2014 when he sold the pharmacy to Tony Jones, who also owned Cornell Pharmacy.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Irene Stein and Artwork, 1988 August 01

Identifier: B063.08.0039.00003
Overview Irene Stein (Mrs. Azriel Stein), age 94, peers through a piece of her artwork in 1988. Stein was the daughter of Anna and Robert Lazar Miller. In 1921 she married Azriel "Azie" Stein, a pharmacist who owned and operated Pencol Drug Store.
Dates: 1988 August 01

List of Denver Jewish Pharmacists

Identifier: B390.01.0001.00005
Overview List of "Denver Jewish Pharmacists". Lists 12 pharmacies and drug stores, along with associated pharmacists, and family members. Typed.
Dates: 1936-1986

One Millionth Prescription Award Photograph, April 22, 1967

Identifier: B217.01.0003.00001
Overview Photograph of One Millionth Prescription Award. Front of award only. Award reads "Prescription Award presented to Pencol Drug Store by E.R. Squibb & Sons in honor of their having filled 1,000,000 prescriptions".

Copies of the photograph in .tif and .jpg.
Dates: April 22, 1967

One Millionth Prescription Award Plaque, 1967 April 22

Identifier: B217.01.0002.00001
Overview Award plaque given to Azriel Stein and Pencol Drug Store. Plaque reads "Prescription Award presented to Pencol Drug Sture by E.R. Squibb & Sons in honor of their having filled 1,000,000 prescriptions".A blue and white delft ceramic mortar mounted on wooden plaque backboard. Also contains a loose ceramic pestle with same design. This was awarded to Pencol Drugstore by E.R. Squibb and Sons for preparing one million prescriptions. Originally belonged to Azriel Stein....
Dates: 1967 April 22

Pencol Drug Store Material Culture, Scrapbook, and Records

Identifier: B217
Overview Pencol Drug Store was owned and operated by pharmacist and businessman Azriel Stein, who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Located at the corner of Pennsylvania Street and Colfax Avenue, and opening in the 1930s, Pencol Drug was a fixture on the Denver landscape for several decades. In addition to dispensing prescriptions and selling over the counter medications, the store featured a popular soda and ice cream fountain and gift section. Stein was married to Irene Miller Stein, a noted...
Dates: Other: 1945-1967

Prescription Book Photographs

Identifier: B217.01.0003.00002
Overview (2) digital photographs of the prescription book from Pencol Drug Sture. Photographs of two different pages of the book. Both have prescriptions writtin in cursive, and are stamped with a number. Photographs show scale in centimeters.

Copies of the book in .tif and .jpg.
Dates: Other: 1945-1967