John T. Land’s General Merchandise, Allentown

Allentown GA Wilkinson County John T Land Store Mercantile Dry Goods Groceries Plantation Supplies Restored Historic Landmark Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

As the modern sign on this tastefully restored old structure notes: John T. Land sold anything that might be needed in a small farming community like Allentown. Dry Goods. Groceries. Plantation Supplies. I’d like to know more about the store, but have been unable to find anything thus far.

 

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5 responses to “John T. Land’s General Merchandise, Allentown

  1. Elizabeth Copeman

    John T. Land lived from 1846-1918. He built the store pictured above in the early 1880s. The attic of the store served as the living quarters for Mr. Land until he built his residence in Allentown around 1888. The building was acquired on September 20, 1897 by the merchant firm of Wade and Meadows. Peter Meadows acquired sole ownership of the property in 1901 and continued operating it as a mercantile store. Peter Meadows gave the property as a security deed to Adams Brothers Company, a grocery supplier from Macon. In 1916, the Adams Brothers Company sold the property to Sarah Payne, wife of Joseph Dickens. In 1946, the property was included in a land parcel sold by the Dickens heirs to James Ellijah Davis and A.T. Land, Sr. In 1950, the building was being used as a mercantile store by Samuel Meredith King and his nephew John Oscar Adams. King and Adams operated a rolling store from this site. This building and the Allen house are the oldest remaining structures in Allentown.

  2. Barbara Ribling

    On 8/15/2013 9:28 AM, Vanishing South Georgia Photographs by Brian Brown wrote: > WordPress.com > Brian Brown posted: ” As the modern sign on this tastefully restored > old structure notes: John T. Land sold anything that might be needed > in a small farming community like Allentown. Dry Goods. Groceries. > Plantation Supplies. I’d like to know more about the store, but have b” >

  3. Frank Hendrix

    Brian, as a local historian in Jeffersonville I have a lot of info to share about historic sites in the county. What info do you need about Land’s store? Would love to show you some ‘obscure’ sites in the county.
    Frank

    • Frank, I’d love to know anything you can share! I’ll be posting photos from the general area over the next several days. Would love to know more about Land’s store…please email me: wbrianbrownATgmailDOTcom. Thanks!

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