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Shelf life

Time frozen inside Dr. Wikle’s old drugstore

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The facade of Wikle's drugstore on Noble Street gives evidence of numerous alterations through the decades, yet the original 19th-century workmanship still shines through.

Pry open the doors at 1010 Noble St. and there, amid darkness and dust, are rarely seen glimpses of more than a century of Anniston’s past.

Inside, history and the musty smell of age are intertwined.

Phillip Tutor — — is The Star’s commentary editor. Follow him at