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Pencol Drug Store Material Culture, Scrapbook, and Records

 Collection
Identifier: B217

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 Denver artist and daughter of Robert Lazar Miller, who moved to Colorado from Lithuania in 1881 and became a cattle dealer.

The collection includes objects, memorabilia, a scrapbook, and documents relating to Pencol Drug Store, including an award for filling over one million prescriptions, a commemorative jar,and Mr. Stein's name badge.

Dates

  • Other: 1945-1967

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet (Three flat boxes)