Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery

Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery (HM1PXI)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36108 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 22.249', W 86° 19.07'

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Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

— Corner of Mildred and Mobile Streets —

Four Points: One of Several Black Business Hubs in Montgomery,
and the Impact of Desegregation on Black Business Districts


The intersection of Mildred and Moore Streets was once
home to Four Points, a thriving black business district.
The neighborhood streets were filled with locally
owned grocery stores, dentists, shops, gas stations,
and professional offices. Mothers and children walked
after school to shops and visited with neighbors and
community leaders. Family owned businesses thrived in
neighborhood districts throughout West Montgomery
However, it was not to last.

As courts set landmark legislation outlawing
racial segregation and the Interstate Highway Act
began reshaping vast areas of black communities,
Montgomery's historic black neighborhoods began
losing residents due to forced relocation, which
decimated customers and revenue for local businesses.
One of the unintended effects of desegregation was
ultimately the destruction of the historic black business
districts and the communities themselves.
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HM NumberHM1PXI
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Marker Number7
Year Placed2015
Placed ByThe City of Montgomery
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 564174 N 3581743
Decimal Degrees32.37081667, -86.31783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.249', W 86° 19.07'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 14.94" N, 86° 19' 4.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-615 Mobile St, Montgomery AL 36108, US
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