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R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary”

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
1. R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” Marker
Inscription. In this building Robert Nash Girling established his “English Apothecary” which he operated from the 1880s-1890s. An Englishman by birth, Girling studied pharmacy in England and at the Ecole de Pharmacie in Paris. In the early 1870s he immigrated with his wife to New Orleans, where he soon advertised as a “Druggist and Chemist”. His embossed glass bottles read “R.N. Girling, Accuracy and Purity, Pharmacist and Chemist, New Orleans”. A founder of the Louisiana Pharmaceutical Association in 1882, he served as its second president, and was instrumental in Louisiana becoming the first state in the nation to license pharmacists. After his death in 1894, this site continued to be used as a pharmacy until the 1950s. Placed by his descendants, October, 2004.
 
Erected 2004 by The Descendants of R.N. Girling.
 
Location. 29° 55.792′ N, 90° 5.078′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Prytania Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2726 Prytania Street, New Orleans LA 70130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maisonette Creole (a few steps from this marker); Colonel Short’s Villa
R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
2. R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Garden District (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mayor Isaac W. Patton House (about 300 feet away); Commander’s Palace (about 400 feet away); Gilmour – Parker House (about 600 feet away); Edward A. Davis House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  The Grave of Robert Nash Girling - Find a grave. Location of Girling's grave, and including a short biography. (Submitted on January 16, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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The R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
3. The R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary”
Robert Nash Girling image. Click for full size.
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4. Robert Nash Girling
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   4. submitted on January 16, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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