Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces
On December 24, 1810, Thomas Desbrisay Jr. opened an apothecary shop on this site to supply drugs and medicine to the people of Prince Edward Island. Until then, many Islanders relied more on home remedies or obtained medicines directly from their doctor. In 1874 George E. Hughes took over the business, operating under the name Apothecaries Hall and operated it under the title of "Apothecaries Hall - Hughes Drug Co. Ltd." The present brick building replaced the original wooden structure in 1901. When the drug store closed in 1986, it was one of the longest continuously operated pharmacies in Canada.
En décembre 1810, Thomas DesBrisay, Jr. ouvrit ici un boutique d’apothicaire qui allait fournir des médicaments et des drogues à la population de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Jusque-là, les insulaires avaient plutôt recours aux remèdes maison ou obtenaient des médicaments préparés par leur médecin. George E. Hughes acquit ce commerce en 1874 et l’exploita sous le nom de Apothecaries Hall-Hughes Drug Co. Ltd. En 1901, le bâtiment de brique actuel remplaça l’édifice original en bois. À sa fermeture,
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 14.076′ N, 63° 7.688′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is at the intersection of Queen Street and Grafton Street, on the right when traveling south on Queen Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4B5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Dutiful Citizen / Un citoyen consciencieux (here, next to this marker); Confederation Centre of the Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Donald (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charlottetown City Hall (about 120 meters away); Charlottetown (about 150 meters away); A Neoclassical Design / Un style néoclassique (about 150 meters away); Prince Edward Island War Memorial A BIG Year / Une année CRUCIALE (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottetown.
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