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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

 
 
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
1. Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1792, the Stabler Leadbeater pharmacy operated on this site for 141 years serving many early patriots. The shop is a unique reminder of the period when manufacturing, wholesaling, and dispensing of medicines were combined as a single enterprise of pharmacists in urban centers.
 
Erected 1992 by the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1792.
 
Location. 38° 48.256′ N, 77° 2.559′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Old Town. Marker is on South Fairfax Street south of King Street, on the right when traveling south. It is on the building wall between the windows below the Apothecary sign. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 S Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lynching of Benjamin Thomas (a few steps from this marker); Col. John Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Regarding Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. The pharmacy operated until 1933.
 
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1. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. (Submitted on February 28, 2007.)
2. Edward Stabler, Apothecary and Abolitionist. (Submitted on February 28, 2007.)
 
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
2. Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker
Inside the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
3. Inside the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Pharmacy Request from Mrs. Martha Washington image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
4. Pharmacy Request from Mrs. Martha Washington
This request directed to Edward Stabler on behalf of Martha Washington reads: “Mrs. Washington desires Mr. Stabler will send by the bearer, a quart bottle of his best castor oil, and the bill for it. Mount Vernon, April 22nd, 1802.” Mrs. Washington was in failing health at the time of this request and passed away several weeks later on May 22, 1802. —Apothecary Museum Collection
Proprietors' Names Listed on Back Wall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
5. Proprietors' Names Listed on Back Wall
1792—Edward Stabler; 1826—E. Stabler & Son; 1831—William Stabler; 1840—Wm. Stabler & Co.; 1844—W. Stabler & Bro.; 1852—John Leadbeater; 1857—J. Leadbeater & Son; 1860—Leadbeater & Co. Click image to zoom in and read list of remedies gilded on the windows.
Shelves, Jars and Bottles image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
6. Shelves, Jars and Bottles
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
7. Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary
The pharmacy occupies two adjacent buildings (in yellow trim) at 105 and 107 South Fairfax Street less than three blocks from the waterfront in Old-Town Alexandria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2007, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,192 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 28, 2007, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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