The building that once housed Jesse L. Wikle’s business — telephone number: ADams 6-4451 — is now an unofficial time capsule of Samuel Noble’s town, a three-story architectural album of images and an irreplaceable chapter of Anniston lore.

If the Almighty wanted to create a forest of indestructible tornado shelters, He’d be wise to meander around this arresting swath of pine tree-covered land just north of Alabama 275.

A look inside Anniston's airport, which no longer welcomes passengers on regular commercial flights as it did before 1996.