This store was built by James K. Kyser who became the Postmaster in January 1891. The Burnt Corn Post Office was located in the back left corner of the store. The upstairs of the building once served as the Burnt Corn Masonic Lodge and it was the meeting place for the Methodist from 1908 until their church building was completed in 1913. The post office was closed by the U. S. Postal Service under protest from local residents in 1998 and the store closed around 2007. The Lowery Store is listed in Alabama’s Tapestry of Historic Places 1978 published by the Alabama Historical Commission. This store is located in the picturesque and historic community of Burnt Corn which is approximately 13 miles east of Monroeville, AL (GPS coordinates 31.551422,-87.159885).
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Sources: 1) Driving Tour II – Burnt Corn/Old Scotland Brochure, published by the Monroe County Hertage Museum; 2) BurntCorn.com.
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