The Yates Drug Store (first floor) was constructed in 1906 on Main Street in Philadelphia. It is currently part of the downtown historic district, and is now operated as a deli/restaurant by owner George Yates, a descendent of Dr. Claude Yates.
Today was definitely a better day--a long day, a busy day, but ended with the pleasure of a stop in downtown, and the kindness of strangers, along with 3 amazing finds, one totally fortuitous. I'll be writing about two of them on Preservation in Mississippi in coming weeks, but we'll make a few more stops in downtown Philadelphia, too. Thanks for stopping by!
Note: all information regarding the building from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Downtown Historic District nomination form, Jennifer Baughn, 2004.