Historic Markers Across Alabama

The Old Brick Store

Marker ID: AHC 
Location: 2nd Street North near Vine Street, Cahaba, Alabama
County: Dallas
Coordinates: N 32° 19.161    W 087° 5.746
  32.31935    -87.09576666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


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.

End of The Old Brick Store