FLOR500, Garden 70 James Polkinghorne, Sr., Pharmacist (ca. 1888–1961) James Polkinghorne was a black pharmacist who owned the Palace Pharmacy and helped develop the Belmont-Devilliers business district when the Jim Crow laws made it difficult for blacks to maintain their businesses in the Pensacola downtown district. His son, James, Jr., was a Tuskegee airman who died in Italy in 1944.
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James Polkinghorne, Sr., Pharmacist

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James Polkinghorne, Sr., Pharmacist

(ca. 1888–1961)

James Polkinghorne was a black pharmacist who owned the Palace Pharmacy and helped develop the Belmont-Devilliers business district when the Jim Crow laws made it difficult for blacks to maintain their businesses in the Pensacola downtown district. His son, James, Jr., was a Tuskegee airman who died in Italy in 1944.





 




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