Apothecary Shop

Apothecary Shop (HM227R)

Location: Shelburne, VT 05482 Chittenden County
Buy Vermont State flags at Flagstore.com!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at Flagstore.com!

N 44° 22.599', W 73° 13.868'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

Constructed on-site: 1959

The Apothecary Shop represents a late 19th-century druggist's shop. Prior to the Civil War, druggists gathered and dried herbs, grinding, distilling, and mixing them with a variety of substances to create medicinal remedies. By 1900, druggists distributed commercially produced patent medicines to customers looking for cure-alls. The passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act marked the end of the local apothecary and the rise of the modern pharmacy.
The main room exhibits dried herbs, spices, patent medicines, medical equipment, cosmetics, and a collection of barbers' razors. The compounding room contains a hearth and copper distilling equipment.
HM NumberHM227R
Placed ByThe Shelburne Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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)18T E 640917 N 4915229
Decimal Degrees44.37665000, -73.23113333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.599', W 73° 13.868'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 35.94" N, 73° 13' 52.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137-203 Shelburne Museum 2, Shelburne VT 05482, US
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.

Nearby Markersshow on map
General Store
0 miles
Stencil House
0.01 miles
Prentis House
0.03 miles
Meeting House
0.04 miles
Blacksmith Shop
0.04 miles
Vermont House Gallery
0.04 miles
Dutton House
0.04 miles
Owl Cottage Activity Center
0.05 miles
Dorset House
0.05 miles
Pleissner Gallery
0.06 miles
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?