The old Agfa Colorhaus was a popular landmark in Cagayan de Oro City located at the corner of Apolinar Velez and Abellanosa Street. It closed shop several years ago but the name stuck and many Kagayanons still refer to the site as Agfa up to this day.
Its popularity stemmed from being a drop-off point for eastbound or northbound commuters. Jeepneys coming from the west (Kauswagan, Bonbon, Bayabas, Patag, Bulua, Iponan) usually turn right to Capistrano Street from Marcos Bridge and passengers will tell the driver to stop at Agfa. Indeed, they walk towards Agfa before boarding jeepneys bound for Pier, Lapasan, Cugman and Bugo across the street.
When Agfa closed (couldn’t remember the exact year), it was replaced by Columbia Computer Center, then Chowking. Now it’s 7-Eleven. Still, you will always hear passengers say “Agfa” when asked where they will get off.
Social media and handy camera phones weren’t around yet during Agfa’s time so photos of the landmark are scarce. Fortunately, we found a video in Facebook … here are screengrabs of the old Agfa Colorhaus.
Watch the full video below.