Tag Archives: Coca-Cola

Freight Warehouse, Baconton

Though its proximity to the railroad tracks would suggest a railroad connection, this structure was actually a commercial freight warehouse.

Baconton Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Carter’s Grocery, Anderson City

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Mr. Hair Barber Lounge, Fitzgerald

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This is a landmark of the African-American community in Fitzgerald. I believe it was a neighborhood grocery store before it became Mr. Hair.

fitzgerald ga mr hair barber shop photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

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Paxson’s Drug Store, Abbeville

abbeville ga depot street storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Abbeville’s historic downtown is in great danger of being lost if something is not done in the near future. I’ve heard that such an effort is underway. Perhaps some of the monies raised from the admission and vendor fees for the Wild Hog Festival can be used toward this end.

abbeville ga paxsons drug store tile entryway photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Most people who drive through Abbeville have seen the iconic Coca-Cola sign (below) but unless you get out of your car and walk around, you won’t notice this great tile entryway. Paxson’s Drug Store was one of the busiest places in mid-20th-century Abbeville. Mike Henderson notes that Dr. Estes had his office upstairs.

abbeville ga paxsons drug store coca cola fountain sign photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

 

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Erick, Georgia

Erick GA Wheeler County Ghost Town General Store Ruins Dirt Road Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

These ruins caught my eye. It appears they’re all that remain of Erick, a lost community situated along the Seaboard Rail line in western Wheeler County.

Erick GA Wheeler County Grocery Store Post Office Ruins Coca Cola Mural Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Joseph Summer writes: This was my great grandfather’s store. His name was Joshua R. Sumner. He died in 1937 at which time my great uncle, Will Sumner, ran the store. He died in 1964. My great grand father also had a cotton gin that was located next to this store.

Erick GA Wheeler County Post Office General Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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Coca-Cola Mural, Leary

Leary GA Calhoun County Coca Cola Ghost Mural Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Though it’s barely discernible, this old Coca-Cola mural, like many others around Georgia, can still be made out if you look closely enough. The building it once brightly adorned was likely a general store.

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Pemberton Country Home, 1860, Columbus

Coca Cola Inventor Dr John Pemberton Country Home Relocated to Columbus GA Historic District Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This house served as the residence of Dr. John S. Pemberton from 1860-1869. He moved into this house from the white cottage pictured in the previous post. Originally located four miles north of Columbus, it was relocated here in 1977 to afford it the protection of the Columbus Historic District.

Columbus Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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