Historical Building in Downtown Madison; now an Antique Store!

Historical Building in Downtown Madison

The other day, I visited Madison Station Antiques, a little antique store which is currently housed in the oldest commercial building in Madison, Alabama.

Exterior: Historical Building in Downtown Madison; now an Antique Store!

Madison Station Antiques is housed in the Robert P. Cain building in Downtown Madison.

According to an Al.com article, Robert Parham Cain was the owner of the mercantile back in the 1900s. The building was used for several different businesses until the current owners, Ronnie and Pat Williams, bought the place to sell antiques. Incidentally, they are Mr. Cain’s descendants! They said the place was in a real mess before restoration, but now has a new life as an antiques and collectibles store.

The building is a member of Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission.

Antique Store!

Madison Station Antiques has two stories of antique furniture, linens and quilts, glassware, crockery, buttons, clocks, toys…and anything else you can think of.

They are really nice people, so go visit!

P.s. I wasn’t offered anything to publish this post. I just love antiques, old buildings, and promoting small businesses like my dad and grandpa owned! 🙂

Christmas Shopping

Ready to do some Christmas Shopping? I think most of my viewers love this handmade quilt for $60! The perfect Christmas gift! Please let me know how you like the photography. I’m still learning to use my little Nikon camera.

quilts and hobby horse
 

spinning wheel

linens in chifferobe

old photos

glass chandelier

post cards and spinning wheel

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Huntsville’s Little Five Points Chapel

Check out Huntsville’s Little Five Points Chapel!

The other day I went and photographed this pretty little chapel in Huntsville’s Five Points area. If you read Tuesday’s post, I said that Five Points is the area in Huntsville where several roads come together. The community came about in the years following World War II, when the suburbs became popular. I read that Five Points was the first suburb in Huntsville. Or one of the first. Now there are suburbs everywhere.

Perspective 1 of chapel

Huntsville is very unique to the state of Alabama. When many other cities in the state are rated low, some of the schools around Huntsville are rated high in the nation. I always say that you’re either an engineer or married to one around here. Education is a very strong value to us.

Five Points sign

Anyway, because of our city’s wealth, the little houses in Five Points are consistently sought out by people who want a smaller and historical home.

Perspective 2 of chapel

The little chapel looks well-kept and is as neat as a perfectly frosted white cupcake. I like its simple lines and how the steeple contrasts against the blue fall sky.

I’m still learning how to use my little Nikon DSLR, so I took several perspectives of the church.

And, by the way, I hope you’ll be at church tomorrow! 🙂

Perspective 3 of chapel

 

Perspective 4 of chapel