Odum, Bowers & White

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Odum, Bowers & White (originally Cotton, Odum & Bowers) was a clothing store founded by W. W. Odum and later adding partner Harry L. White. The store occupied the original S. H. Kress & Co. building at 1915 3rd Avenue North.

The store carried Henry Sonneborn & Sons and B. Kuppenheimer & Co. and advertised heavily.

An April 13, 1939 fire caused $250,000 in damage to the store and its merchandise. The upper floors were gutted, while the ground floor suffered extensive water and smoke damage.

The store planned a second location at the Mountain Brook Shopping Center when it was under construction in the late 1950s.

Joe Watkins served as company president before the business was sold in 1978.