Walton & Smoot


Company Names, addresses, dates1:
  Walton & Smoot, Corner Main and Court Streets, Woodstock VA (1906-1962)
  Walton & Smoot, 109 S. Main Street, Woodstock VA (1962-2016+)

Notes:
Walton & Smoot pharmacy is still in business today.
Walton & Smoot bought Lin Irwin's drugstore in August of 1906.2
The following information was taken from "Early Woodstock Facts and Photographs"1:
Clyde E. Walton and Dr. James H. Smoot purchased Irwin's Drug Store in 1906. The drugstore was on the corner of Main and Court Streets, and had been started by Dr. J.S. Irwin in the early 1880s. In 1935 Walton & Smoot was purchased by H.A. Moore & George W. Clower, however the name of the store did not change. In 1952, the store was bought by Millson French. In 1962, French moved the store to it's present location, which was once the Geary Hotel. It was originally a 3 story building, but in 1975 the 3rd story was removed after the building was damaged in a fire.

Bottles:

walton_07 Clear 3.3" (1 oz) cork-top bottle with a label that says:
label: OIL CITRONELLA / WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS, / MAIN AND COURT STS., WOODSTOCK, VA.
walton_06 Clear 5.5" (3 oz) screw-top bottle with green pyroglazing that says:
embossed horizontal: 3iii
pyroglaze: WALTON & SMOOT / Drugs / PHONE - 1 / WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA
embossed on base: Knoxall / 2
walton_01 Clear 3.4" screw-top bottle with a label that says:
label:SWEET SPIRIT OF NITRE / ... ALCOHOL 92 per ct., ... / WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS / COURT SQUARE - WOODSTOCK, VA.
walton_03 Green 3.0" screw-top bottle with a label that says:
label:WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS / COURT SQUARE WOODSTOCK, VA. / PHONE 1
The typed information indicates the prescription was filled 7-27-1952. I like the phone number - simply a "1". Could you really pick up your phone and dial a "1" to get a pharmacist on the line?
walton_04 Clear 2.7" screw-top bottle with a label that says:
label:OIL OF CINNAMON, U.S.P. / ... / WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS / COURT SQUARE WOODSTOCK, VA.
walton_05 These are 3.5" and 3.0" clear screw-top bottles with labels that say:
label: ... / WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS / COURT SQUARE WOODSTOCK, VA.



Other items:
walton_08 This is a 1.9" diameter tin box, with a label on top. The label says:
label: ... / WALTON & SMOOT DRUGGISTS / Unguentine / WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA
walton_09 This is a 3x2x1.5" cardboard box, with a label from 1943 on top. The label says:
label: Five (5) drops twice aday / 182981 2-4-43 / Dr. F.W.Gearing / WALTON & SMOOT / PHARMACISTS COURT SQUARE / WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA
walton_02 This photo was taken 1-May-2010 of the current Walton & Smoot Pharmacy at 109 S. Main Street (route 11).


1 Book: "Early Woodstock Facts and Photographs", by Joseph B. Clower, Jr., Copyright 1996, The Woodstock Museum
2 Richmond Times Dispatch Newspaper, April 29, 1906, page 10.




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This page last updated on May 13, 2017.