Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
At the turn of the 20th century, Alexandria was home to at least a dozen pharmacies, two of them associated with the name Timberman. Charles Parke Custis Timberman and other brother John Elmer Winfield Timberman were born near Pohick Church in 1878 and 1876 respectively, and their early years were spent at "Rosehill Farm" just outside of Alexandria. However during their late childhood, the family moved to 209 S. Fairfax Street, which was considered the family homestead for many decades.
Charles Timberman operated a pharmacy with Richard Gibson, known as Gibson & Timberman, at 824 King Street until 1904, when their partnership was dissolved. He then moved to Philadelphia to accept a position with a drug firm in that city. He died in 1917 and was buried in Alexandria.
John Timberman took the state examination to become a pharmacist in 1895, and soon after took a position at a drug store located at King and North Washington Streets, owned and operated by Ernest L. Allen. After Dr. Allen's death in 1906, he took over the proprietorship. The pharmacy, pictured here in the 1920's, was known as Timberman's Drug Store. Although
Although the handsome 19th century structure was demolished in 1954 to make way for a more modest two story structure, the "ghost" of its roofline can still be seen on the east side of the building at 703 King Street.
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 38° 48.299′ N, 77° 2.81′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and South Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lee-Fendall House (a few steps from this marker); The Alexandria Lyceum (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Memorial Parkway (within shouting distance of this marker); Methodist Protestant Church Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail in Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); The Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005) (within shouting distance of this marker); Portner's (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.