16 – “The Wall

This week’s Memory Moment is about “The Wall” at #3 Lyon Block. There are several “THE”s here like “The Soda Fountain”, “The Elevator”, or “The Safe”. But “The Wall” is truly a unique aspect of #3 Lyon Block. It is on the south side of the store at the back as you climb the narrow,…

15 – Getting Nutty

When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I would come to town once a week to do grocery shopping and other errands. Sometimes those errands would take us to Apples Drugs at #3 Lyon Block and the first thing you noticed when you walked in the store was the marvelous aroma of roasting…

14 – Customized Compounding: Chemistry in the Lab

There was a time when all pharmacies were Compounding Pharmacies, but by the 1990’s pharmacists who could or would compound, were becoming rare. Salem Apothecary however, is a compounding pharmacy and our memory this week is about our journey to become a Compounding Pharmacy and what exactly that means to you and the community. Salem…

13 – The Cutting Edge of Cholesterol

The Apothecary has always prided itself in being one the front edge of the changes and advances in the healthcare world. In 1987 shortly after the Apothecary came into being, the pharmaceutical industry had declared war on high levels of cholesterol by releasing its first statin drug. New technology was available to use a finger…

12 – It Was March 26th

It Was March 26th. Thirty years ago today was the Fire of ’88 in Lyon Block.  A black and bright Memory Moment in the history of Lyon Block and the Salem Community. It was Sunday March 26, 1988 and the second day of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Business and Industry Fair being held…

11 – Where does the name Apothecary come from?

One of the families that visited us for the first time this week asked that question and it’s a story I enjoy telling and worth sharing.  For our 11th memory I’d like to share with you is about how the name Salem Apothecary came to be. The definition of Apothecary is “a person who prepares…

10 – Follow Your Arrow: Charlie Cooper’s Arrowhead Collection

The 80-degree weather we had a few weeks ago easily makes people think about mushroom hunting, but spring is also a good time for finding arrowheads as the thaw pops them up through the field and creeks of Washington County. Several generations have not only hunted arrowheads in the creek and river bottoms of Southern…

9 – Women In History: Lula Dess Rudder

March is Women’s History Month and what better way to begin than to remember Lula Dess Rudder, the first woman to become licensed as a pharmacist in the State of Indiana.  Dess, as she was known, grew up in #3 Lyon Block.  She apprenticed and practiced all her professional life there. She did this at…

8 – Lyon Parlor Ice Cream Socials

This past week has been Tri Kappa Week and at the Salem Apothecary we celebrated with the local chapter hosting an Ice Cream Social for the community at our Soda Fountain. We had several families bring their children by Wednesday evening for an ice cream cone courtesy of the local Tri Kappa Chapter. It was a great…

6 – For the Love of the Game

As the 2018 Lady Lions finish out what has been a stellar season complete with a Sectional Championship, our sixth Memory Monday looks back to the first Lady Lion team to win Sectionals in 1975. If you stop by #3 Lyon Block at the Salem Apothecary during the winter, you will most likely find the pharmacist…

5 – William Rudder Sr. & The 500lb Safe

Of the four pharmacy businesses that have lived in #3 Lyon Block on the Salem Square, the Rudder Dynasty was the longest, serving Washington County for 58 years. This week’s Memory Monday is about William Rudder Senior who began that dynasty. William Rudder was the son of a preacher.  He was a mill owner and…