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L.B. Spencer Drug Company

100 North Main Street

 
 
L.B. Spencer Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
1. L.B. Spencer Drug Company Marker
Inscription.  L.B. Spencer Drug Co. (Spencer Drug) was established in 1890. At that time, it opened for business at 104 North Main. In 1902, Mr. Spencer's son, R.B. Spencer, purchased the Robinson Hotel which was located on this site, for the purpose of building a new drug store. Demolition of the hotel began in 1907 and soon after, the new drug store was completed. Unfortunately, the business was forced back into 104 N. Main Street after the new building was destroyed in the fire of 1928. Following the fire, Stokes-Williams Hardware occupied this site until 1973, when Franklin D. Yancey bought and returned the business to its current location. The second story served as manufacturing business producing tennis clothes for stars such as Chris Everett. In 1979, the second floor became Sullivan's Tavern, established by Robert C. Sullivan and Robert (Bobby) Wells.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 37° 4.827′ N, 77° 59.845′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway
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County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business U.S. 460) and East Broad Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 N Main St, Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The L.C. Tucker Building, 101 S. Main Street (a few steps from this marker); First National Bank of Blackstone, VA. (within shouting distance of this marker); 108 North Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge Brothers Dealership (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Blackstone Hotel (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Black’s and White’s Station (about 500 feet away); Blackstone (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
 
L.B. Spencer Drug Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 24, 2021
2. L.B. Spencer Drug Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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