The Psychedelic Market, 1969

Here we have the Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, located at  2739 SW 1st Avenue.


Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, June 18, 1969 : A2012-005

Psychedelic Supermarket storefront, June 18, 1969 : A2012-005


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16 Responses to “The Psychedelic Market, 1969”

  1. Lynette Says:

    Big Brother Is Watching You. I used a magnifying glass in front of my computer screen to read the sign on the window! And I also enjoyed the reflections in there. What is that in the next store, a storefront church? The logo on the signs and the small sign at the bottom of the left window says Chapel on it, so I’m thinking church. What could have made that odd-shaped dent in the Oldsmobile there behind the headlight? Was this originally a case of two buildings joined together? Looks like the person with the bag is barefoot. What an interesting image–thanks!

  2. Todd Says:

    I use to live in the Lair Hill area and I have always been told that the are was a big hippie hang out including the park. Interesting though that the house on the right is still there as well the one reflected in the window across the street. I always thought the current house was originally there. It most have been moved ther after the market was demolished.

  3. rumblefish Says:

    “We have been closed by the City Council on a trumped up ******* that makes the USSR look like a Democratic Paradise. Think you’re safe? THINK TWICE Big brother is watching you”

  4. Tom. Says:

    Magnifying glass wasn’t much help but I could read a little more it goes something like “We have been closed by the city council at a trumped up hearing – can’t read – the USSR not -can’t read – Democratic – can’t read – Do you think you’re safe? Think Twice – can’t read – Big Brother is Watching You.”

  5. Adam Says:

    Very cool! The house that sits there today looks like its been there all along! And like Todd says, surrounding houses remain almost like they haven’t changed…
    Google Street View :

  6. Tom. Says:

    The house on the site was brought there in 1978 or 79. As I recall the house was bought for 350.00 but I think it took something like 10,000.00 to move it. I worked in the area at the time and drove by there every day on my way to work.

  7. Chuck Says:

    I had completely forgotten about that place. I was studying & working at PCC’s Failing campus at the time. In 1975 I lived on SW Whitaker & Barbur & the market was no longer there.
    You’re right, Todd. Lair Hill Park was a hangout & a psychedelic pharmacy.

  8. Mike Slama Says:

  9. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    What did the market sell?

  10. Mike Slama Says:

  11. rumblefish Says:

    Dave: The market was closed on Thurs 6/6/1969 because it did not have a business license. The store sold trinkets, misc retail items and drug paraphernalia. Also, if you were looking to “score” before attending The Summer of Love or Woodstock, this was the place to go.

  12. Lauré Says:

    Every city must have had one….or more. In Phoenix, AZ. in 1969 it was at Encanto Park that we would hang out and hippie on. A little psychedelic store was near by but I don’t remember much about it, I was too busy at the park. :)

  13. rod taylor Says:

    “No man, you mean he ran into too much REPRESSION, man” Tommy Chong from Santa Claus And His Old Lady.

  14. Laura Says:

    Mike, where did you get those photos?

  15. BetsyW Says:

    So interesting. I have lived in Lair Hill for 38 years (4th and Hooker) and don’t remember the Psychedelic Market. I always assumed that wonderful house had always been at that spot. I recently met a man (can’t remember who) that said he spent loads of time in Lair Hill Park in early 70’s as it was a huge hippy/drug hangout and there was always a picnic going on there.

  16. Mike Slama Says:

    Laura, I clicked on the “Efile” link under the photo. It had the other photos.

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