Saturday, April 13, 2013

Carl L. Osberg’s Drug Store

In the early part of the twentieth century, for over twenty years Carl L. Osberg operated a drug store on the street level of the Odd Fellows building on Washington Row in downtown Sandusky. You can see row after row of bottles lined up behind the counter in the pharmacy.

 The soda fountain was a popular feature at Osberg’s.

After selling his business, Carl L. Osberg worked for a time in real estate in Detroit. In 1931 Mr. Osberg started the Estmont Company, a manufacturing chemists business which specialized in cosmetics. The Estmont Company was started in Detroit, but moved to Vermilion in 1932, where Carl L .Osberg ran the company with his sons Carl and Leonard Osberg. On April 21, 1947, Carl Osberg died in a nursing home in Lorain. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. The Sandusky Library Archives Research Center is fortunate to have been given several vintage pictures of the former Osberg Drug Store. The interior views of the store remind us of a time gone by.

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