Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
The apothecary remained open during the Civil War after Mary Leadbeater, John's widow, signed the official "Oath of Allegiance" to the United States government. During the Union occupation of Alexandria, the business catered to the large military population, and the Apothecary's books reported that many soldiers stood in line to buy "Hot Drops," a cough expectorant containing paprika and alcohol. The drops sold for a penny each, and over $1,000 were sold in a single day!
Open to the public, the museum displays a remarkable collection of herbal botanicals,
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Location. 38° 48.264′ N, 77° 2.537′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and South Fairfax Street, on the right when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. John Fitzgerald (here, next to this marker); The Ramsay House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Ramsay House (a few steps from this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); The Port City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Athenaeum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.