501 Main Street


Once Oxford’s post office for nearly 40 years, this building was constructed in 1915 and has a rich history. In the 1920s, the rear of the building was home to J. F. Adams’ barber shop, and the rest of the building was even once a grocery store (Worthy's Cash Store) and the Salvation Army. 

In 1952, the First State Bank of Oxford found its home here until the mid-60s. Eventually in the 1990s, Stinson-Howard Fine Jewelry operated in this building until the later part of 2021. 

Research by Hunter Chase Gentry and written by Julie Skinner Mangham, November 2023


Jesse F. Adams owned and operated a barbershop at the rear of the post office on the corner of Main and Choccolocco Streets until his death in 1950. Jabe C. Cox is seated in the rear chair getting a haircut by Mr. Draper. Cox was a prominent grocer in Oxford for 40 years. 

Courtesy of Hunter C. Gentry


Advertisement for Worthy's Cash Store, 1946. 

Courtesy of The Anniston Star, 20 November 1946


Interior of Worthy's Cash Store, ca. 1940s. 

Courtesy of Jane Adams Pentacost. 


Oxford Post Office Building at 501 Main Street, ca. 1979. 

Courtesy of Lindblom Photo Collection.