Historic Markers Across Alabama

Lower Commerce Street

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Commerce St north of Maxwell Blvd, Montgomery, AL
County: Montgomery
Coordinates: N 32° 22.846    W 086° 18.744
  32.38076666    -86.3124
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD5CD


Commerce Street, once heart of Montgomery's business life, leads from Alabama River to center of city. In early days commercial buildings and residences lined street. By 1880's merchants had built elaborate warehouses and area became principle wholesale district for Central Alabama. Changes in transportation and marketing brought decline to area. In 1970's revitalization began with restoration of old buildings.

End of Lower Commerce Street