Location: 1908 4th Ave E
Ralph’s Thriftway, 1958, Susan Parish Collection, Southwest Regional Archives
Ralph’s Thriftway today (2014), photo by Deb Ross
Ralph’s Thriftway opened at its present location between Fourth and State Avenues in 1956. It was a showcase for the very latest in grocery stores. It was also one of the largest stores in the northwest, and included a children’s play area, clothing department, and two leased areas, Bailey Pharmacy and Blue Ribbon Meats. This photograph, taken in 1958, shows the soda fountain and the pharmacy.
mid-Century Modern Context Statement, City of Olympia
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