“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Southall Drugs

Southall Drugs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
1. Southall Drugs Marker
Inscription. Charles Morton Southall (1864-1952) constructed this Commercial Italianate style building in 1900 of the finest materials for his wholesale/retail drug business. The elegant interior by Charles Hester, New York City, contained the area's first rubber tile floor.

In addition to health wares: window glass, paints, seeds, musical instruments and other sundries were dispensed.

The building remained a pharmacy until 1979. In 1982 it was renovated by the Southall family and Byron Bower for combined commercial/residential use with John Mott, AIA, Ft. Smith, Arkansas, architect. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Erected by Florence Historical Board, Florence, Alabama.
Location. 34° 48.066′ N, 87° 40.598′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street and East Mobile Street on North Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Court St., Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Florence (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Florence Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured
Southall Drugs Building image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 28, 2009
2. Southall Drugs Building
in a direct line); Founding of Florence (about 400 feet away); Wheeler Rifles (about 500 feet away); Dred Scott (about 500 feet away); Justice John McKinley Federal Building (about 600 feet away); Karsner-Kennedy House (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 855 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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