This may have been built in the 1890s but I can’t find an exact date. It’s been used for storage in recent years, I believe, but appears to be in deteriorating condition. It would be a great restoration project for McRae.
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McRae was designated the Telfair County seat in 1871 (replacing Jacksonville) and a courthouse was constructed in 1873. A more modern structure was completed in 1904 and served until burning in the early 1930s.
The present structure was built in 1934, incorporating some of the brick walls from the 1904 structure. It was designed by the Macon firm of Dennis & Dennis.
National Register of Historic Places
Ryals Drug Store is an independent pharmacy and gift shop of the kind that could once be found in every small town. It’s a real McRae landmark, and they even have their own Facebook page.
Ron Monroe, Sr., writes: This store front caught my eye because I first saw it after retiring to my childhood home of Helena, GA. It confused me because the name of my father’s business was Telfair Utilities Service Company in Helena, not McRae. A few months ago one of my borthers gave me the answer. Lewis Joyner had been an employee of my father, and after my father had closed his business in Helena to take a civil service job, Lewis asked my father if he could use the name for a business in McRae.