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Hamlin Drug Store

  • 126 E. Hargett St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.828.2391
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The history of Raleigh’s oldest drug store begins with Captain James Hamlin, whose descendants included three generations of pharmacists. Hamlin Drug Store, dating to 1907 and operated by Hamlin and his heirs until 1957 (inside the Lightner Arcade for many years), was a popular stop along Raleigh’s black main street during segregation. Now locally owned and operated by Dr. John Johnson and his daughters, the drug store is undergoing renovations to usher in another 100 years of personal service.

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