Lynch Drug Company

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Lynch Drugs, located on College Avenue, was the second regular drugstore in Clemson, following Martin's Drugs which was founded in 1907. Doing business in the building that now houses the Hallmark Store, Lynch Drugs operated from 1963 to 1997, run by Thomas C. Lynch, Jr..

For many years, the front window next to the main door was used as a community bulletin board with everything from lost pets, to available properties, to job offerings posted as a public service.

On January 26, 1970, the Lynch Drug Company on College Avenue was destroyed by an early morning fire, apparently caused by lightning running in on an electrical line during a violent thunderstorm. The blaze was discovered by a passer-by about 5 a.m. Owner Tom Lynch reported that the contents of the building were a total loss, with damages estimated at $165,000. Prescriptions will continue to be filled from a trailer next to the store and Lynch stated that "I hope to be back in full operation within six weeks." (Garrett, Gerald, "Lynch Drug Company Hit By $165,000 Fire", The Tiger, Friday 30 January 1970, Volume LXIII, Number 17, page 1.)