Paxson’s Drug Store, Abbeville

abbeville ga depot street storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Abbeville’s historic downtown is in great danger of being lost if something is not done in the near future. I’ve heard that such an effort is underway. Perhaps some of the monies raised from the admission and vendor fees for the Wild Hog Festival can be used toward this end.

abbeville ga paxsons drug store tile entryway photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Most people who drive through Abbeville have seen the iconic Coca-Cola sign (below) but unless you get out of your car and walk around, you won’t notice this great tile entryway. Paxson’s Drug Store was one of the busiest places in mid-20th-century Abbeville. Mike Henderson notes that Dr. Estes had his office upstairs.

abbeville ga paxsons drug store coca cola fountain sign photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

 

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4 responses to “Paxson’s Drug Store, Abbeville

  1. vanne hanisch-godoy

    Could Paxon:s Drug Store be repaired !

  2. Geoffery Jacobs

    I meant to say “city-wide”, ugghhh!!

  3. Geoffery Jacobs

    What a great town. A perfect example of old southern downtown charm. The only thing missing is the brick streets.
    I noticed on Google Maps that on this particular street, the businesses suffered from Bradford Pear trees getting out of control and SO large, although they were pretty. I see that they have apparently been chopped and the front of the stores can now be seen! A great improvement! Hopefully, the improvements on this street and sity-wide will continue, it’s an awesome ‘ville!!

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