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James Pharmacy

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Built  1820 (1820)
Designated CP  September 3, 1976
Area  1,010 m²
NRHP Reference #  94000845
Opened  1820
Added to NRHP  5 August 1994
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Location  2 Pennywise Ln., Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Part of  Old Saybrook South Green (#76001984)
Architectural styles  Colonial Revival architecture, Federal architecture
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The James Pharmacy is a historic building at 2 Pennywise Lane in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It is a two story wood frame structure, built in an evolutionary fashion beginning c. 1820. The building combines a residential space and a retail one, and has a predominantly Colonial Revival character now. This character is largely due to alterations made by Anna James, the owner of the pharmacy 1918-44. Anna James (1886-1977) was the first African-American woman pharmacist in the state, and was a well-known local fixture of the community. It is also the birthplace and childhood home of author Ann Petry, who was James' niece.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. It is a contributing element in the Old Saybrook South Green district.

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