Jefferson Street - Harriet Beecher Stowe Marble Home

172 Old Georgetown Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Harriet Marble was the first African American female pharmacist in Lexington. She was born in Mississippi but in 1920, she purchased the inventory, equipment, and store of the People's Pharmacy at 118 N Broadway. The building was previously the drug store of African American William Mayo and the offices of physicians Dr. John E. Hunter, Dr. W. T. Dinwiddie, and more. Marble's sister, Lillie Marble Ray, purchased the home at 170 Old Georgetown Street in 1939 and they lived together until Harriet's death in 1966. They are both buried at Cove Haven Cemetery.

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