Avis' Drug Store


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Avis' Drug Store, Harrisonburg VA
  James L. Avis, Druggist, No 83 S. Main St, Harrisonburg VA

Notes:
J.L. Avis was president of the Virginia Pharmacists Association in 1897 & 18981.
James L. Avis (b.1844, d.1927) started his business in 1869 on the west side of Main Street south of Court Square. His son, Payne, closed the drug store in 19402.

Bottles:

avis_04 Clear 3.6" bottle embossed:
vertical: JAMES L. AVIS / DRUGGIST / HARRISONBURG VA
base: W T & CO / D
avis_02 Clear 2.75" bottle embossed:
vertical: AVIS' DRUG STORE / HARRISONBURG, VA.
base: PAT JUNE 19 88 / T 8A
avis_01 Clear (badly cracked) 4.1" bottle embossed:
vertical: AVIS' DRUG STORE / HARRISONBURG, VA.
base: PAT JUNE 19 88 / SB



Other Items:
avis_03 These are cardboard boxes. I suspect they held pills, as they have handwriting that looks like a prescription. Both are printed on the bottom with:
printed on the bottom: JAMES L. AVIS / DRUGGIST / No 83 S. Main St., Harrisonburg, Va.


1The Virginia Pharmacy Association's web site.
2Display at the Hardesty-Higgins House Museum, 212 South Main St. Harrisonburg




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This page last updated on April 28, 2013.