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Percy Lavon Julian

Scientist and Humanitarian

— 1899-1975 —

 
 
Percy Lavon Julian Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
1. Percy Lavon Julian Marker
Inscription.  Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a synthetic drug for glaucoma. Experiments with soybean oils resulted in Compound S, an affordable synthetic form of cortisone for arthritis treatment. Julian's work included developments in production of artificial hormones and a foam for fighting fires on board ships. Dedicated to relieving human suffering, he held over 130 patents at his death in April 1975. U.S. issued postage stamp in his honor in 1992.
 
Erected 1995 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Alabama Historical Association series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1872.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 32° 21.889′ N, 86° 19.243′ 
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W. Marker was in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker was at the intersection of South Holt Street and Bullock Street, on the right when traveling south on South Holt Street. Was located across the street from Holt Street Baptist Church. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 901 S Holt St, Montgomery AL 36108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Holt Street Baptist Church (a few steps from this marker); Highway Construction Destroys Historic Black Neighborhoods (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sherman W. White, Jr. (about 600 feet away); Loveless School / Henry Allen Loveless (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Bus Boycott to Voting Rights: Community Activism 1955-65 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Churches Provide Significant Support for the March and Voting (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Percy Lavon Julian. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Percy L. Julian and the Synthesis of Physostigmine. (Submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Percy Lavon Julian marker & area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 3, 2014
2. Percy Lavon Julian marker & area
Percy Lavon Julian image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy: US Postal Service
3. Percy Lavon Julian
Percy Lavon Julian Marker now missing. Empty pole on left of photo. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, January 30, 2021
4. Percy Lavon Julian Marker now missing. Empty pole on left of photo.
Marker across street is the Holt Street Baptist Church Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on July 28, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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