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Brock Drugs Building

 
 
Brock Drugs Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
1. Brock Drugs Building Marker
Inscription. The Brock building was established in 1915, located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 18th Street North, was built while the area was residential. The three-story building housed a hotel upstairs that catered to professional musicians and athletes. The drug store served as the "gathering place" for black patrons during the early 1920's through the early 1960's. The building was demolished in the 80's. The most notable businesses included:

            1928 - 1977 Palm Leaf Hotel
            1928 - 1937 Palm Leaf Lunch
            1928 - 1962 Brock Drug Company, Inc.
            1937 - 1980 Harlem Shoe Shop
            1938 - 1979 Jones Valley Barber Shop.
 
Erected 2002 by Urban Impact / City of Birmingham.
 
Location. 33° 30.936′ N, 86° 48.636′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 4th Avenue North and 18th Street North. Click for map. Located in the Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eddie James Kendrick (here, next to this marker); Green Acres Café (about 300 feet
Brock Drugs Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
2. Brock Drugs Building Marker
away, measured in a direct line); 4th Avenue District (about 300 feet away); Fourth Avenue Historic District. (about 300 feet away); Emory Overton Jackson (about 400 feet away); The Alabama Theatre (about 500 feet away); Fraternal Hotel Building (about 600 feet away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable Places
 
Brock Drugs Building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
3. Brock Drugs Building
Close-up of artwork on marker
Site of the Brock Drugs Building converted into the Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, February 13, 2010
4. Site of the Brock Drugs Building converted into the Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park
 
 
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