Blockbuster in Anniston, Alabama

Anniston, Alabama

BUILT: Unknown
OPERATION TIME: Unknown to unknown
STATUS: Open as a doctor’s office


During the late 1960s, when the site was a gas station, a woman was raped and murdered on the location. Her body was found on the right side of the station. For a while, the killer remained unknown until he was connected to other murders. He died in prison while serving a life sentence.

Eventually, the station was turned into a Blockbuster video store. One day, it was robbed, and two of the employees and two customers, brothers, were killed. The murderer was caught, but the Blockbuster was shut down as a result. In June 2008, the building was partially demolished and remodelled, becoming a small doctors’ office. The families of the murdered men often visit the site, leaving four crosses as memorials to them.


  1. Forgotten USA. “Blockbuster,”



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