Bower & Roumillat’s Bottle

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Title

Bower & Roumillat’s Bottle

Alternative Title

Bower & Roumillat’s Bottle

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Drugstores--United States
Pharmacy--United States

Description

Located at 100 East First Street on the corner of Park Avenue in Sanford, Florida, Bower & Roumillat was the first business to occupy the Brumley-Puleston Building that was completed in 1923. Roy C. Bower and Gene Roumillat opened the store together. By 1947, after receiving his pharmacy license at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Francis E. Roumillat, Jr. began working for his father at the Roumillat and Anderson Walgreen Agency. Known for its curbside service and milkshakes, the store operated for 55 years before closing in 1977. This 1920s-era bottle is from the original store and likely contained liquid medicine or perhaps a white powder used to make compounds.

Source

Original color digital image, 2015: Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

2015

Is Part Of

Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

237 KB

Medium

1 bottle

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Bower & Roumillat, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Museum of Seminole County History and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Fried, Aaron
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Wersinger, Tammy. "In Seminole County during this week in . . .1918: Roy C...." The Orlando Sentinel, May 8, 1988. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-05-08/news/0040050252_1_seminole-county-sanford-first-seminole.
"The Sanford Historic Preservation Board Presents The Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour." Sanford Historical Society, Inc. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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