El Tapatio Records - 928-30 8TH AV

 Print Listing Historical Name - Wallace Drug/Bogan Pharmacy
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1922
State ID - 5WL4122

Description - One-story rectangular commercial building with flat roof and metal coping. Upper wall clad with sections of vertically grooved metal panels and stucco panels. Lower wall is painted brick on north end of facade. Section of gray brick and painted brick on south wall; west end of south wall has metal panels on upper wall. Curved fabric awning shelters façade and extends around corner to western part of south wall. South end of façade has entrance with double metal frame glazed doors and large plate glass display windows south of entrance and extending on south wall for one bay. Also display window at north end of façade. South wall toward east is brick, with two entrances and two windows; door to west has large rectangular light and door to east is metal frame glazed door. Openings have plain wood surrounds. Rear wall is stuccoed.

Historical Background - This building was erected about 1922, according to Sanborn maps and Greeley city directories. The address does not appear in the 1920 city directory, but is in the 1922 directory. During 1922-26, 928 housed a market and 930 was identified as a kitchen which offered sweets. During 1928-35, 928 was the site of BB&F Co., while 930 housed Wallace Drug and a kitchen. Wallace Drug was still listed here during 1940-44, while 928 was identified as “Flaks,” a tobacco and candy company. By 1950, Bogan Pharmacy was operating in 930, while 928 housed Jerome-Flaks Tobacco and Candy Co. Bogan Pharmacy was the business of Buell Bogan, who was later described as “arguably Colorado’s oldest and most colorful clinical pharmacist.” Bogan was born in 1901 in Iowa. He joined the Iowa National Guard as a clarinet player in the 55th Iowa Infantry Band and attended college on a music scholarship. He received a degree in pharmacy from the University of Iowa in 1925. Mr. Bogan first worked in a drugstore in Iowa at the age of ten. He was co-owner of a pharmacy in Sioux City, Iowa during 1938-45. In 1946 he opened Bogan Professional Pharmacy in Greeley, continuing its operation until 1964. In 1964 he sold the pharmacy to Gibson Discount Stores, and he managed the prescription pharmacy at the company’s new store in Greeley. While living in Weld County Mr. Bogan served on the hospital and Red Cross boards and was mayor of Kersey. He was also a member of many professional, fraternal, and civic organizations. Mr. Bogan later worked in Denver as a relief pharmacist and moved to Frisco in 1969 to operate Frisco Pharmacy. He retired from the business in 1990 but continued to speak to college pharmacy students, did pharmaceutical consulting, and wrote columns for professional publications. He also wrote a book, 100 Years of Pharmacy in Colorado. Mr. Bogan died in Morrison in 1996.