Auburn Drug Company

Auburn Drug Company (HM1A09)

Location: Auburn, CA 95603 Placer County
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N 38° 54.026', W 121° 4.081'

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An old fashioned drugstore down to the vintage marble soda fountain, Auburn Drug Company was established in 1896 by James T. Gibson. It was first located on the upper left side of Railroad Street (now Lincoln Way), just below Freeman Hotel. It was moved to the Hink Block, 818 Lincoln Way in 1906. In 1921 Henry Swanson purchased the store and in 1927 he commissioned the building at 815 Lincoln Way where it presently stands. At this site Mr. Swanson developed the recipe for Auburn Drug's famous "Irish Soda." In 1941, Clarence and Amy Reeves became the new owners. In 1974 they sold the store to the present owners, Charles and Patricia Fink. Contained within the walls of this old building are 100 years of pharmacy records and relics.
HM NumberHM1A09
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed1996
Placed ByGrand Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 2:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 667534 N 4307501
Decimal Degrees38.90043333, -121.06801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.026', W 121° 4.081'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 1.56" N, 121° 4' 4.86" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 815 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, US
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