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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Large Mortar and Pestle - Lexington, KY

Large Mortar and Pestle - Lexington, KY

For over three decades, this building was home to Bondurant's Pharmacy in Lexington. (In case you didn't know, the Mortar and Pestle is used to grind medicine. Mortar is the bowl and the pestle is the stick the pharmacist would use.) Unfortunately, within the last few years, the pharmacy went out of business. Today, the store is a drive-through liquor store with owners that don't appreciate the novelty architecture. (The ball on top of the Pestle used to have RX but it has been painted over.)

Dr. Joseph A. Bondurant was the original pharmacist, store owner, and designer of the unique building, which was subsequently patented. It was also the first drive-thru service of any kind in Lexington.

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