Historic Markers Across Alabama

Brock Drugs Building

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Location: at the intersection of 4th Avenue North and 18th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 30.936    W 086° 48.636
  33.5156    -86.8106
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.

End of Brock Drugs Building