Someone posted this picture at the Welcome to Gadsden facebook page. It's the Murphys variety store at the old Agricola Shopping Center. I went there a lot as a kid. I can still walk that place in my mind. I remember going there a good bit with mom and dad. I guess dad went there more because he could get around it in his wheelchair. Downtown was not so easy, but Agricola offered plenty of parking and relatively easy to get in and out. A treat for me was always having a club sandwich at their cafeteria. I remember dad and I eating there on many occasions. Dad had the BLT. Before Masons, K-Mart and Wal-Mart, Murpheys was the place to go.
2 months ago