Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
The apothecary remained open during the Civil War after Mary Leadbeater, John's widow, signed the official "Oath of Allegiance" to the United States government. During the Union occupation of Alexandria, the business catered to the large military population, and the Apothecary's books reported that many soldiers stood in line to buy "Hot Drops," a cough expectorant containing
Open to the public, the museum displays a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals, label-under glass display bottles, and pharmaceutical equipment from the 19th- and 20th-centuries.
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
Location. 38° 48.264′ N, 77° 2.537′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and South Fairfax Street, on the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. John Fitzgerald (here, next to this marker); The Ramsay House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Ramsay House (a few steps from this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 Historic Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); The Port City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
Also see . . . Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.)
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