Here we see a photo of all that remains of Fordham's Drug Store on Elm Street-- the façade. As indicated by the lettering on the window, Fordham's opened in 1898. Unfortunately, it closed in 2002. The building is one of the classic, Italianate brick stores so popular in America's towns in the late 1800's. At one time, doctors' offices were located above Fordham's. You could visit the doc and head downstairs to purchase a remedy for whatever 'ailed ya'!
Here is a link to the city's website that tells how customers could know if drinking alcohol were available for purchase during prohibition (click here). In the early years, short story writer O.Henry worked here as a soda jerk. Another soda jerk from the early years was Charlie Sharpe. Charlie's son Chip donated his dad's house to the non-profit share-a-home of Guilford County. Earlier this year, Jim Schlosser wrote an article on the Sharpe house called A house full of memories. If you like Greensboro history, the article is well worth reading!
It is time for ABC Wednesday and "F" is for Fordham's!