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Green Valley Pharmacy

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 10, 2019
1. Green Valley Pharmacy Marker
Inscription.  As a business and civil rights leader, Leonard "Doc" Muse established Arlington County's first African-American owned and operated pharmacy at 2415 Shirlington Road in 1952. He overcame the challenges of racism, segregation, and inequality to bring necessary services to the surrounding Nauck neighborhood and beyond. At the Green Valley Pharmacy, African Americans and all races were treated with dignity and respect. Muse provided both medications and medical advice, while customers could dine-in at the lunch counter. The sense of community that Muse created decades ago helped unify Nauck and Arlington County. Designated an Arlington County Historic District in 2013, the Green Valley Pharmacy is a tribute to the lasting and powerful legacy of Leonard "Doc" Muse.
 
Erected 2014 by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 50.875′ N, 77° 5.03′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Shirlington Road and 24th Road South, on the right when traveling north on Shirlington Road. Touch for map
Green Valley Pharmacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 10, 2019
2. Green Valley Pharmacy Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2415 Shirlington Road, Arlington VA 22206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); Lomax AME Zion Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drew School (about 500 feet away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington and Old Dominion Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Tracks Into History (approx. ¼ mile away); Nauck: A Neighborhood History (approx. ¼ mile away); This is W&OD Trail: Shirlington! (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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