The primary tenant of the the O’Quinn Building, the Strand Theatre opened in 1924 with 894 seats. Theatre builders of this time typically rented space adjoining their theatres as it was considered prime real estate. The Strand was transformed into a two-screen theatre in 1988 and closed in 2009. Ralph and Jamie Hickox, who have done an exceptionally nice job of restoring and keeping viable the historic Jesup Drive-In, have recently purchased the Strand and are presently restoring it. The Strand is one of the few unaltered historic commercial structures still standing in Jesup and it’s preservation will be great.
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Sherri Johnson Sutton writes: The house and property to the left and across the street from the house was the McDonald farm (Danny McDonald was the son). In 1973, my Dad purchased the neighboring farm. There was actually a young couple with a baby living in it when we first moved to the farm. I remember taking food and diapers to them when I was a child.