Dr. Pennington’s Office & Rentz’s Store, Howell

howell ga rentz store pennington dr office photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2011

Carolyn Rentz McLeod writes: This was (originally) Dr. Pennington’s medical office. My father Charles Rentz opened a small store in this building in the early 50’s and it was the only store left in Howell after the turpentine commissary closed. He kept it opened until the late 50’s. Have so many memories of joys and sorrows in this building.

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3 responses to “Dr. Pennington’s Office & Rentz’s Store, Howell

  1. Carolyn Rentz McLeod

    This was Dr. Penningtons medical office. My father Charles Rentz opened a small store in this building in the early 50’s and it was the only store left in Howell after the turptine comminsary closed. He kept it opened until the late 50’s. Have so many memories of joys and sorrows in this building.

    • Thanks for all the information about Howell, Carolyn! It’s a neat little place.

      • Carolyn McLeod

        It was once a thriving little spot with a train depot (our ride into Valdosta, left about 9 a.m. and returned about 4 p.m. ). We had a Post Office across the road from the voting precinct and across the road from my fathers store, mail arrived daily on the train,

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