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Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973

Distinguished Pharmacist and Entrepreneur

 
 
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By Denaysia, September 19, 2016
1. Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 Marker
Inscription.  Operated the Douglas-Armstrong Drug Company in the Douglas Building that he developed circa 1916: prominently located, three blocks west, at the corner of NE Main St, and E Thomas St. It is the anchor building for the Douglas Block and was the catalyst for the emergence of the area as the African business district during segregation. Residence was formerly located at this site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 35° 56.544′ N, 77° 47.278′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Edgecombe County. Marker is on E. Thomas Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miss Anna Easter Brown (approx. ¼ mile away); This Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thelonious Monk (approx. 0.4 miles away); Douglas Franklin Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dred Wimberly (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harold Bascom Durham, Jr. (approx. half
Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denaysia, September 19, 2016
2. Dr. Junius Daniel Douglas 1874-1973 Marker
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a mile away); Adolphus Staton (approx. half a mile away); Veterans Memorial At Jack Laughery Park (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Denaysia of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Denaysia of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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