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Historic Storefronts, Meigs

I first photographed the commercial center of Meigs in 2009 and am amazed at how little has changed on Depot Street since then.

The community landmarks of our smallest towns are all at risk of being lost. Meigs is no different than countless other places in Georgia.

These structures were home to banks, grocery stores, general stores and offices. Most were built in the early 20th century.

One of the last businesses still open was Meigs Grocery, located in the left hand side of the large commercial block seen below.

This replaces a less detailed post, Depot Street Storefronts, originally published on 26 October 2009.

 

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Meigs Grocery

When I last photographed in Meigs, in 2009, this store was still open.

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Vernacular House, Meigs

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Eclectic House, Meigs

meigs ga neoclassical cottage photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

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Meigs Pharmacy

meigs pharmacy colquitt county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Shirley Gassett notes that this was originally a bus station and then a gas station, before it was Meigs Pharmacy. The architectural style definitely supports that history and if the red stripes on the awning are original it was probably affiliated with Trailways. All conjecture on my part. She and her husband made it into a home after operating a restaurant here for a time. Most remember it as Meigs Pharmacy, though. It’s obviously had lots of uses over the years. Angela Fields writes: I worked there in high school. The original pharmacist was Mims Aultman. He and his wife, Mable, lived next door. After he retired, Gilbert Lewis in Pelham bought it.

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