Historic Markers Across Alabama



Toomers Corner and the Bank of Auburn



Marker ID:  
Location: at the intersection of North College Street and West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 32° 36.406    W 085° 28.912
  32.60676666    -85.48186666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMDB0C
 



Text:

This famous intersection, now known as Toomers Corner was named for businessman and State Senator Sheldon Toomer who founded the Bank of Auburn here in 1907. He served 45 years as bank President and 25 years on the Auburn City Council. Toomers Corner is adjacent to Auburn University’s historic Main Gate and a tradition to generations of Auburn University students who gather to celebrate the “Auburn Spirit”. The Bank of Auburn building constructed in 1906 features a limestone base and original nameplate topped by a classic revival brick façade that serves as the cornerstone for downtown Auburn.

Erected by Preservation Alliance of Auburn, Sponsored by Margaret Toomer Hall, Dr. And Mrs. Warren Stiles.







End of Toomers Corner and the Bank of Auburn