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#OurAlabamaHome: Auburn

May 18, 2017

On a May day that was too hot to still be considered spring, AHFA staff members stopped in for a world-famous Toomer's Drugs lemonade after interviewing residents at an Auburn apartment complex. When Toomer’s first started in 1896, it was a little beacon of a business on a mostly deserted street. Today, Toomer's Drugs sits on the North East corner of one of the City of Auburn’s most recognizable landmarks.

Toomer's Corner is at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue in the heart of the City of Auburn. With Toomer’s Drugs, an Auburn landmark since 1896, facing what has since 1856 been the anchoring corner of Auburn’s campus, Toomer’s Corner is the nexus of campus and city life.

Toomer’s Corner is the destination for countless thousands of revelers who engage in the long-standing tradition of “rolling Toomer’s Corner;” a celebration occurring after every significant Auburn sports victory.

Nowhere is Auburn’s unique spirit, history and identity stronger than at Toomer’s Corner.


#OurAlabamaHome is AHFA's theme for 2017. We regularly take road trips to visit with customers who have bought their home or found affordable housing because of AHFA programs. As we travel to visit these customers, we're also highlighting the city or town they live in to celebrate Alabama and illustrate how AHFA's programs reach all across the state. Together, our customers' testimonials bring #OurAlabamaHome to life. Keep track of our travels on AHFA's Facebook page and here on our website.