Multnomah Christmas Windows of the Past

Adelman Rexall Drugs Christmas Display, ca. 1955.

Adleman Rexall Drugs Christmas Display, ca. 1955.

The Multnomah Drug Store opened Saturday, November 13, 1926 in the space currently occupied by Bishop’s.  Pharmacist William A. Siegfried took over the store in 1928.  Siegfried bought the old Matthew Barron building across the street, built a new building, and opened his store there the day after labor day 1932.  As business increased in the new store, Siegfried, feeling he needed a full-time assistant, hired Ben Adleman.  Adleman purchased the Ellis Pharmacy across the street, in the building now occupied by Casa Vaca, in October 1944, and ran the store until 1960.


Ed's Camera Corner Christmas Window, ca . 1955

Ed’s Camera Corner Christmas Window, ca . 1955

In the latter part of the nineteen forties William A. Siegfried hired Ed Colvin was hired to run the camera corner in the Multnomah Drug Store.  In 1954 Ed struck out out on his own, opening Ed’s Camera Corner at 7824 SW Capitol Highway.  You can see the window above at Anne Bocci, the current occupant.

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