Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wednesday, October 4, 1933

Went swimming today. It sure got cold in the pool. Tonight I washed the dishes for Mother.

Katz Drug Company - Kansas
In the midst of the Great Depression, "Ike" and Mike Katz opened their first
building outside Kansas City's central business district, at Main Street and Westport
Road. When it opened it was the largest drug store in the world at 20,000 square feet.

The store hosted 29 cash registers, parking assistance, air conditioning, and the 
company's trademark sign with a large black cat wearing a bowtie. The logo was of
course a play on the name Katz. (Although the building is currently empty, its unique
art deco clock tower is still a familiar sight in Westport today.)

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