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Marble Front Bank, 1906, Buena Vista

Buena Vista GA Marion County Marble Fronted Bank Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Buena Vista. I’m hoping some of these great old commercial buildings will someday be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Historic Storefronts, Buena Vista

Marion Drugs Building Clements Building Historic Downtown Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyriht Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The building on the left served for many years as Marion Drugs. The Charles M. Clements building is on the right. It served as a hardware and furniture store as well as the local undertaker. Downtown Buena Vista is nice little town with generally well-preserved early 20th century commercial storefronts, dominated by one of Georgia’s older courthouses in the center of the square. Below is the Clements Hardware Store from the side, showing its old Coca-Cola mural.

Clements Hardware Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Marion Drugs Coca-Cola Sign, Buena Vista

Old Marion Drugstore Coca Cola Sign Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This 1940s (maybe late 30s) Coca-Cola sign is an amazing survivor.

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Marion Drugs 7Up Mural, 1946, Buena Vista

Old Marion Drugstore 7Up Mural Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This early 7Up mural was originally painted by Jimmy Bush in 1946. It was repainted by Signs by Norm of Dallas, Texas in 1992.

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Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 1858, Marion County

Buena Vista United Methodist Church Marion County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Organized at Tazewell in 1844, this congregation had moved to Buena Vista by 1854. Strong on temperance revivals, the church was credited in 1854 with the closure of three saloons. has often, through its history, enjoyed dynamic preaching as illustrated by this account from 1854.  A new church was built in 1858. It was moved to this location from near the cemetery in 1908. Brick was added in 1924.

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Vernacular Farmhouse, Draneville

Draneville GA Marion County Vernacular Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

I photographed this farmhouse five years ago and that same ladder was propped against the window then.

Draneville GA Marion County Farmhouse Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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St. EOM Tribute, Buena Vista

buena vista ga st eom totem by rocky wade photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This display outside woodcarver Rocky Wade’s shop pays tribute to the legend of St. EOM of Pasaquan. Pasaquan is a whimsical folk art farm located in Marion County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. St. EOM was Eddie Owens Martin (1908 – 1986).

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