Category Archives: Edison GA

Bank of Edison Building, 1904

Now used as City Hall, the Bank of Edison was built at the corner of Hartford and Turner Streets by contractor W. T. Jay of Shellman.

 

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Historic Storefronts, Edison

Hartford Street [The building on the right is the Hammack-Rish Bank, built in 1902].

Though it’s quite small, Edison has retained much of its early-20th-century commercial architecture.

Hartford Street

Hartford Street

Turner Street

Edison Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wild Turkey Mount, Edison

This was located in an antique store window in downtown Edison.

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Lane Drugs, Edison

Lane Drugs has been in business for decades and they even sell lunch. I believe this was originally the Farmers Trading Company, built in 1912.

Edison Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Edison City Jail, 1904

The nicely restored jail and fire engine are the centerpiece of a small park on Hartford Street.

 

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Edison Theater, 1951

Lamar Sanders writes: I went to its opening in the 1950s. It was an Esther Williams swimming movie, and it was packed and had chairs in the aisles. The theater across the street charged 11 cents, and this one, built by Bill Israel, went up to 15 cents. Then you needed a nickel for a piece of candy and another nickel for a coke.

Edison Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Calhoun County Frozen Foods, Edison

Fred Bailey writes: I grew up in Edison, across the street from Mr. Joe and “Miss” Lynnette Jackson. They owned this business that we called “the freezer locker”. I believe the formal name of it was Calhoun County Frozen Foods…I was born in Edison in 1950. I worked for the Jacksons for a couple of months back then to earn money for college. Cows and hogs were slaughtered and processed there. Monday was “hog killing day”- also custom deer processing was done, as well as cold storage for the public. Horace Shepard, Jr, as well as a great man- a black man named “Sam” who taught me a lot about life, worked there along with the Jackson’s two son: Tom, who is my age, along with the older brother Joe, Jr, and of course Mr. Joe as well as “Miss” Lynnette also worked there. Life was much simpler back then- but though I like to look back on it- I really don’t miss it.

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General Store, Edison

Marcia Killingsworth writes: This was demolished in August, 2020. She also notes: It was originally Hardage’s Grocery (at least in the ‘50s, but I’m not sure of its full timeframe). In my memories – late ‘60s – early ‘70s and beyond a couple of decades – it was Worthy’s, a gas station and, I believe auto repair. It may have had some snacks and things like gas stations did back then.

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Notchaway Coon Hunters Association, Edison

Lamar Sanders writes: This was the old American Legion building that has been there since my memories of the 1950’s. We had square dances, senior proms, and family reunions in this building.

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Baxter House, Edison

James Baxter writes: This was the first house my parents, Robert and Alma Baxter, lived in when they moved to Edison. I have many memories of this place. I have a huge scar on my left knee incurred when I fell off of the porch as a toddler and a small pipe upright in the ground went through my knee. My mom, Alma Garrett Baxter, was from Arlington and my dad took a teaching job in Edison. He eventually became the principle of the high school and the superintendent of Calhoun County schools.

Update: As of July 2020, this landmark Queen Anne cottage is being torn down.

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