Tuesday, September 26, 2017

LJ Mullens Pharmacy and Dempf's Bakery

I can't believe it has been over a month since I posted here! Rest assured I am still thinking history thoughts!  In the mean time here are a couple of old photos that have come my way recently.


Wilbur Rhenow standing at the door of the L.J. Mullen Pharmacy.  He grew up in Delmar, graduating from BCHS in 1936.  He married fellow BCHS grad Elizabeth Wordon.  The 1940 census says Wilbur worked at the pharmacy 57 hours a week and was paid $780 per year.  The building still stands on Delaware Avenue at the corner of Groesbeck Place/Elsmere Avenue. 

Louis Dempf operated his bakery (center)  on Delaware Avenue from 1927 to 1954.  The center, brick building and house on right are long gone, the one on the left still stands near the underpass. 

Here it is in the process of coming down in 1995.


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  2. Wilbur and Elizabeth were my parents.

  3. My Mom told me that the actress Eva Marie Saint lived in Delmar and used to shop in Mullins Pharmacy, where my Dad would often wait on her.

  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Marie_Saint

    Here is a photo of her in her BCHS cheerleader outfit. I was always told she lived in a house on Kenwood near the Greenleaf / Alden Court intersections. You can always ask her -- she is still alive!