SCOTT BROTHERS DRUG STORE 1910
This is a very rare photo....
|The Scott Brothers Drug Store building
was built in 1892, but the brothers didn't move their business there
until 1914 as they were already in another location The business
lasted until the early 1950s. Before the drug store moved in
however, another business selling clothes rented the store.
Gentry Clothing would later move to Quarrier St. when the Scotts moved
in. See a great story on the Scott Brothers here.
In front of the store you see a Mr. William Bradford Dickerson, born
April 27, 1893 in Charleston, WV. We see him at 18 years of
age or so. There is more below....|
* 2010 *
Here's Scotts storefront today, 100 years later.
|William Bradford Dickerson, born April 27, 1893 in Charleston,
WV; died 1943. He married Lucy Jane Perry February 1914.
Lucy Jane Perry, born January 02, 1893 in Charleston, WV; died
December 02, 1988. Billy Dickerson had to quit school in the
4th grade due to his father’s death. He supported his mother,
and two sisters. He worked as a newsboy selling newspapers on the
street. He also played drums in bands. He worked at drugstores. He
was working at a movie theater in Charleston, playing drums in the
orchestra for silent films, when he met my grandmother – at
the movie theater. She played piano and even teaching music. Later
he worked as a carpenter, including helping to build the Governor’s
Mansion. He also worked on the apartment complex (I think it was called
Amour Park) in South Charleston (Kroger’s & other stores
are now in that location on McCorkle Ave). He & my grandmother
lived in North Charleston on Perry Lane in the “big house”.
He would row a boat across the Kanawha River taking his
dog, Reckless, to the job site. The dog stayed with him during
the day and he would row back across to home. He died before
I was born of lung cancer. Jane Garnett...
Also... an interesting sign:
There is a cloth banner hanging over
the store window. Above that banner is a sign with a Cross through
a crown. The Latin words "signo vinces" appear on the sign.
I wondered about that Cross & Crown because I had seen it many
times associated with different churches, but never with those words.
Of course, if you're in the Masons you might know what it means.
If not, here's the answer:
In whole it reads: "In hoc signo
vinces". It is a motto meaning "In this sign you will
conquer." And is the motto of the Knights Templar, top of the
York Rite of the Masonic Order. Origins: According to
a well-known Catholic legend, Emperor Constantine the Great won the
battle of the Milvian Bridge against Maxentius in the year 312, because
previously (at Saxa Rubra) he had seen a vision where he saw a cross
with the words "In hoc signo vinces" (in this sign you will
conquer), so he had his soldiers carry a cross on their armors and
shields. Of course, this predates the Knights Templar motto by many
|This photograph is of a Masonic Knights
Templar symbol showing a cross within a crown inside a Maltese cross,
which has the Latin phrase, “in hoc signo vinces.”
The Freemasons began using Templar rituals and symbols in the late
SEE A VERY
LARGE PHOTO OF SCOTT BROTHERS DRUG HERE
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