Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Revenge of Hangman's Corner

If you're a regular reader, you may remember our blog on a downtown tradition that waned as political correctness waxed.

The Halloween noose may not be the only thing fading from memory concerning the downtown corner. We recall one sage elder who predicted a fire at what then housed Culpepper's Bakery. The outer wooden walls of the two story building were covered with only a thin coat of stucco and would never have passed inspection if not for the then owner's place in societal hierarchy.

It's been some time since we thought of this learned gentleman's prediction...until Friday morning when the building did burn. It's thanks to the Florence Fire Department that the blaze resulted in such little damage. Let's hope the entire complex is rewired and continues to stand guard at the corner of Court and Tuscaloosa Streets.

Noose or not, some mornings you may still encounter just a whiff of that fabulous Culpepper's aroma if you close your eyes and wish hard enough.


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