Williams Street, Collins

collins ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Jane Tanner Harris writes: The 2 story white building was Harris Grocery for many years. My husband, Joe B. Harris owned & operated it for years until 1987 and his father, Roy B. Harris did before him. There was a house upstairs for the owners family. In 1987/88 a portion of the building burned. It was an add on and not part of the original structure. There are interior stairs starting in the back room and at one time there were exterior stairs (I am not sure if they are still there). The store had general merchandise, food stuffs, a small meat dept. and a grill that served sandwiches, burgers, and sides. Frank Morris adds: White building…used to be a grocery, purveyor of crickets, Nehi, Moon Pies and all things important to kids.

Lucille Lynn Coleman: The small brick building ,by the white building ,was the old jail It was moved and now is a bathroom for a small park.

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4 responses to “Williams Street, Collins

  1. Jane Tanner Harris

    The 2 story white building was Harris Grocery for many years. My husband, Joe B. Harris owned & operated it for years until 1987 and his father, Roy B. Harris did before him. There was a house upstairs for the owners family. In 1987/88 a portion of the building burned. It was an add on and not part of the original structure. There are interior stairs starting in the back room and at one time there were exterior stairs (I am not sure if they are still there). The store had general merchandise, food stuffs, a small meat dept. and a grill that served sandwiches, burgers, and sides.

  2. The small brick building ,by the white building ,was the old jail It was moved and now is a bathroom for a small park

  3. Um,,, white building screen RIGHT. (Where’s the danged edit button?)

  4. Small two story on screen left serves as City Hall. White building screen left used to be a grocery, purveyor of crickets, Nehi, Moon Pies and all things important to kids.

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