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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Old Brick Store

 
 
The Old Brick Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. The Old Brick Store Marker
Inscription.  By 1858 many brick stores had been built in Cahaba, so everyone called this the "old brick store." Merchant Sam M. Hill turned the building into one huge dry goods store where shoppers could buy just about anything!

Col. Hill, like most of the merchants in Cahaba, traveled to New York twice a year to stock up on new seasonal goods. They traveled by steam-boat down the Alabama then by packet boat from Mobile or New Orleans to New York via Cuba. In 1859, Col. Hill made this trip in less than four days!
 
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 32° 19.161′ N, 87° 5.746′ W. Marker was in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker could be reached from 2nd Street North near Vine Street. On a trail at the end of Vine Street. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Crocheron's Row (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Death in the Street (a few steps from this marker);
Newer "The Old Brick Store" marker and area (old marker has been removed). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
2. Newer "The Old Brick Store" marker and area (old marker has been removed).
The Hole That Was Once a Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Cahaba Drug Store (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); The Crocheron Columns (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Yankees in Cahawba (within shouting distance of this marker); Saltmarsh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Courthouse Reduced to Rubble (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .  Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,666 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on October 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on March 22, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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