Davis Building

Davis Building

now part of the Troy University Montgomery campus. It was built by mogul Horace Davis circa 1959, when his Davis Motor Co (Pontiacs & Cadillac’s) held forth directly across the street, and its prime first floor tenant was GMAC.  For two decades, this structure held the home offices of the Southern United Life Co. By 1990, Southern had demised, and this was home of the Alabama Council on Aging. The view is from the downtown Post Office.  At left, a block away, is the Davis Theatre (formerly the grand old Paramount movie house), renovated largely with Davis money, but this was mogul Tine Davis (no kin).

-Charles Humphries

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