Goolrick's


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  W. B. Goolrick, Fredericksburg VA
  Goolrick's Pharmacy, 901 Caroline St., Fredericksburg VA

Notes:
The following information was taken from a web site (goolricks.com/historyhindex.html), which is no longer available:
William Barber Goolrick (1847-1909) fought in the civil war, then returned to Fredericksbugr and founded Goolrick's Pharmacy in 1869. In the late 1890s the store was moved from it's original location to 901 Caroline Street, where it is still in operation today.
(more information will be added when I get around to researching this druggist)

Bottles:

goolrick_06 Clear, 4.4" bottle embossed:
vertial: W.B. GOOLRICK / PHARMACIST / FREDERICKSBURG, VA.
base: W T & CO / B / U S A
goolrick_03 This is a clear, 5.7" tall bottle embossed:
slanted: Goolrick's
vertial: PHARMACY / PURE DRUGS
base: PAT. (can't read the rest)
goolrick_07 This is a clear 5.75" machine-made screw-top bottle with a label:
label: Goolrick's Modern Pharmacy / PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS / 901 Main St., FREDERICKSBURG, VA. / ... Apply as skin lotion / 11-28-39 ...
goolrick_05 This is a clear 3.2" machine-made screw-top bottle with a label:
label: AROM. SPIRIT OF AMMONIA / Alcohol 62 to 68 Per Cent. / ... GOOLRICK's PHARMACY / PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS / 901 Caroline St., FREDERICKSBURG, VA.
goolrick_08 This is an amber 8" machine-made Liquor Flask with multiple labels:
top label: Goolrick's Modern Pharmacy / W. J. LACY / 901 MAIN STREET, FREDERICKSBURG, VA. / No. 400 Dr. Williams ...
lower label: The Frankfort Distillery / No. 33 Dist. Ky / ... SPRING 1917 / ...
Prohibition was in effect in Virginia in 1917, which is the date on the liquor label. So Dr Williams at Goolrick's pharmacy must have prescribed this bottle of 100 proof liquor for for 'medicinal' purposes.



Other Items:
goolrick_04 This is a cardboard box with the original pills still in it. The top of the box is marked:
Goolrick's Modern Pharmacy / 901 MAIN STREET / FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA
goolrick_09 This is a postcard, circa 1950, showing a view Caroline Street that includes Goolrick's drug store on the right side.
goolrick_01 This is a photo of the drugstore taken February 2009. It's still in operation today.






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This page last updated on February 13, 2016.