This post is part of a collection of posts written in 2016 for Glenwood’s 150 year celebration. To see the map and full list of locations included in the walking tour, click here.
1 East Minnesota Avenue – Formerly the Trumm Drug Building
The status of this building is changing rapidly. When I started the research, it still housed Trumm Drug (Formerly Corner Drug), which has since moved to the expanded Ridgewood Villa. This building may not be standing much longer, as it is to be torn down and redeveloped by Glenwood State Bank. (See Update Below)
The first business at this location was O.J. Johnson’s Drug Store in 1885, later known as the Pioneer Drug store.
The current building was constructed in 1922 by Mr. Joseph Furtney. The first store in the new location was Hershman’s Department store.
The store changed hands a few times, becoming a shoe store in the 1930s and a grocery store in the 1950s and 60s.
In 1969, Jim Stradtman moved Corner Drug from the Minton hotel to this location.
An interesting fact: Corner Drug was at one time or another located on three of the 4 corners of the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and Franklin Street. Only the bakery corner has never housed a “Corner Drug” in Glenwood.
Update – October 14, 2016
The building came down this summer.
Today was the groundbreaking for the new building.
By next summer, the corner will look very different.
Trumm Drug is settled into their new location at Ridgewood Villa.