Lower Commerce Street - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: xptwo
N 32° 22.846 W 086° 18.744
16S E 564678 N 3582849
Quick Description: Marker giving the history of Lower Commerce Street in Montgomery, Alabama.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 8:42:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMD5CD
Lower Commerce Street leads to the place where the railroad and river traffic met in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The marker is located by the entrance to the tunnel under the railroad tracks where traffic flowed to and from the river wharf area. The tunnel is now an entrance to Montgomery's Riverwalk Park.
Marker Name: Lower Commerce Street
Marker Type: Urban
The text of the marker reads:
Lower Commerce Street
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.
Alabama Historical Association
Date Dedicated / Placed: 1981
Marker Number: Not listed
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