Carnegie, Georgia

carnegie ga historic storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

The store on the right was owned by Homer and Barney Nichols in the 1940s and 1950s. Later, Lamar and Gerald Lumpkin had a trailer-building business in the structure on the left.

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  1. Kaye Lumpkin Smith

    The building on the end with trailer parked in doorway was where my daddy and his brother built grain bins and cattle trailers. Lamar and Gerald Lumpkin known as Lumpking Bros. Great times growing up in Carnegie, We still have roots there. Thanks for pictures

  2. Chris

    If you want to know a little history about this building. It was the store of my two uncles, Homer and Barney Nicholes. Was a busy place, in the 40’s
    and 1950’s

    • Thanks, Chris. I love Carnegie, so I’m glad you shared this information…

      • Richard Bridges

        Hello Brian Brown and others,
        I flew a sprayer out of Carnegie – an Ag Cat – one of two owned and operated by one Paul Leonard – from a short dirt air strip owned by the Andrews family, in ’65.
        Mr. Andrews, the patriarch, who was quite elderly, even then, had a steel barn on the strip (which was on his property) in which he kept the material we applied, selling such to the cotton and peanut farmers we serviced, and more or less acting as the agent/contact for the operation, keeping track of whose farms we were to spray (or dust, in the case of peanuts, but spraying cotton being most of our business, with a bit of soy bean spraying, at times) on a given day. Mr. Andrews grew cotton himself at more than one place, one of his farms called the Bell Farm.
        There was a black family who lived adjacent to the airstrip. The teen age son acted as the loader for our operation – which was lot of work – his dad giving him a hand or filling in for him occasionally.
        I recall that Mr. Andrews died not long after the summer season I spent in Carnegie, perhaps only a year or so later, so I was informed by one of his family members at the time.
        What I recall about Carnegie was that there was a crossroads, more or less at which stood a wood frame Baptist church, on the north side of the east/west road, and an old building across the street, one not in use, as I remember.
        Driving to the north took one to Cuthbert, the south to Edison. I stayed in a motel in the former, one on the north side of the road leading to downtown.
        I lived on Brunswick stew, BQ sandwiches, and Bud, all provided by a man who owned a tavern on the south side of Cuthbert’s town square, a man who called everyone who came into his place – male or female – “Darlin’”, or “Honey”.
        It seems only a short time ago that I spent that summer in Carnegie and Cuthbert, but fifty years is a long time.
        Richard Bridges
        27 June 2014

    • my dad had a trailer building business to the left of the store – this pic shows a trailer – lama and gerald lumpkin – we moved in 1865 to blakely

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