Apothecary Shop

Apothecary Shop (HM227R)

Location: Shelburne, VT 05482 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.599', W 73° 13.868'

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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.
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HM NumberHM227R
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Placed ByThe Shelburne Museum
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Date Added Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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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
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137-203 Shelburne Museum 2, Shelburne VT 05482, US
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