Tag Archives: South Georgia Automobile Dealerships

Penn Chevrolet Murals, Gordon

Penn Chevrolet was Gordon’s dealership and located adjacent to this building (if I understand correctly), which has murals honoring the business on both sides.

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Filed under --WILKINSON COUNTY GA--, Gordon GA

Montezuma Motor Company, Circa 1920

montezuma motors building photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This Art Deco landmark was built for the Tom Huston Frozen Foods Company and was converted for use as the Montezuma Motor Company around 1950. It was a Ford Dealership.

Montezuma Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --MACON COUNTY GA--, Montezuma GA

Automobile Dealership, Dawson

Dawson GA Terrell Count y Abandoned Furniture Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanisihng South Georgia USA 2016

The faded signs on this building indicate that it sold furniture but D. A. Bolton writes that it was built as an early automobile dealership. He notes that the service area was on the second floor and cars were lifted by a large lift that’s still intact today. After the auto dealership closed, it was a John Deere dealership for a time. The furniture business here was short lived and apparently the last tenant.

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Filed under --TERRELL COUNTY GA--, Dawson GA

Automotive Storefronts, Waynesboro

Waynesboro GA Early 20th Century Automobile Dealership Garage Service Station Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Rob White writes: The white building just visible in on the left side of the photo was once Chance & Hopkins Chevrolet. The “ghost’ of the lettering is still visible on one of the showroom windows. On the right end was a filling station that operated as a gas station until some point in the late 80’s and into the 90’s.

Waynesboro Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Waynesboro GA

Old Ford Dealership, Adel

Adel GA Cook County VIP TCB Neon Art Moderne Renovation Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

I always thought this was an old theatre, but thanks to B. Sutton, I now know that it was originally a Ford dealership and was later O. P. Fausett’s Phillips 66 station.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Adel GA

Abandoned Store, Leary

leary ga abandoned storefront photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

Milton Kidd notes that the building pictured here, before it was rented out for other uses, was originally home to Bill Sheppard Ford, one of the many small-town dealerships around the country that thrived when economies truly were local. It think it was last used as a convenience store.

leary ga abandoned store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

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Filed under --CALHOUN COUNTY GA--, Leary GA