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Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

 
 
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.256′ N, 77° 2.559′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on South Fairfax Street south of King Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is on the building wall between the windows below the Apothecary sign. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 S Fairfax Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ramsay House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of First Services of the Salvation Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Alexandria (about 300 feet away); Home of Elisha Cullen Dick (about 300 feet away); The Carlyle House and the 18th-Century Site (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Regarding Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary. The pharmacy operated until 1933.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. (Submitted on February 28, 2007.)
2. Edward Stabler, Apothecary and Abolitionist. (Submitted on February 28, 2007.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
2. Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Marker
Inside the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum image. Click for full size.
By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
3. Inside the Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Pharmacy Request from Mrs. Martha Washington image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
By Phyllis Prats, February 28, 2007
6. Shelves, Jars and Bottles
Stabler Leadbeater Apothecary image. Click for full size.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2007, by Phyllis Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,861 times since then and 36 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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