Apothecaries Hall

Apothecaries Hall (HM1ITD)

Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4B5 Queens County
Country: Canada

N 46° 14.076', W 63° 7.688'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 408 views
Inscription
English:
On December 24, 1810, Thomas Desbrisay Jr. opened an apothecary shop on this site to supply drugs and medicine to the people of Prince Edward Island. Until then, many Islanders relied more on home remedies or obtained medicines directly from their doctor. In 1874 George E. Hughes took over the business, operating under the name Apothecaries Hall and operated it under the title of "Apothecaries Hall - Hughes Drug Co. Ltd." The present brick building replaced the original wooden structure in 1901. When the drug store closed in 1986, it was one of the longest continuously operated pharmacies in Canada.

French:

En décembre 1810, Thomas DesBrisay, Jr. ouvrit ici un boutique d'apothicaire qui allait fournir des médicaments et des drogues à la population de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Jusque-là, les insulaires avaient plutôt recours aux remèdes maison ou obtenaient des médicaments préparés par leur médecin. George E. Hughes acquit ce commerce en 1874 et l'exploita sous le nom de Apothecaries Hall-Hughes Drug Co. Ltd. En 1901, le bâtiment de brique actuel remplaça l'édifice original en bois. À sa fermeture, en 1986, cette pharmacie avait connue l'une des plus longues périodes d'activité sans interruption au Canada.
Details
HM NumberHM1ITD
Tags
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 5:01am PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 490120 N 5120121
Decimal Degrees46.23460000, -63.12813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 14.076', W 63° 7.688'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 14' 4.56" N, 63° 7' 41.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Queen St, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island C1A 4B5, CA
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?