Tag Archives: South Georgia Banks

Bank & Post Office, Girard

I recently learned of the existence of this bank from Vivian Wisham, on my Vanishing Georgia Facebook group. She also told me of the house next door. I spoke with an older gentleman while photographing it who noted it was the Bank of Girard (he wasn’t positive about the name) and probably built in the 1910s. After it failed in 1927, it became the Girard Post Office and served that function for many years. He also stated that he had a photograph of his father in front of the post office circa 1934. He was hopeful that it will be saved. The old bank vault remains inside.

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Girard GA

Bank of Sparks, 1909

I had a nice talk with the owner of this old bank, which was built by E. J. Fuler. He showed me around the interior, which is in a bit of a mess at the moment as he is presently restoring it. It still retains the fancy tilework and marble counters. He has added a section at the rear which will house an indoor shooting range. The building will not only retain its historic integrity but intrusive renovations made in the later days of its use as a bank will be removed.

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Filed under --COOK COUNTY GA--, Sparks GA

First National Bank Building, 1900, Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --CLAY COUNTY GA--, Fort Gaines GA

Bank of Edison Building, 1904

Now used as City Hall, the Bank of Edison was built at the corner of Hartford and Turner Streets by contractor W. T. Jay of Shellman.

 

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Filed under --CALHOUN COUNTY GA--, Edison GA

Bank of Doerun

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Filed under --COLQUITT COUNTY GA--, Doerun GA

West Broad Avenue, Doerun

West Broad Avenue is the main commercial area of Doerun.

Typical early 20th-century storefronts, including banks, general and grocery stores, and hardware stores, survive in varying states of repair. Locals are optimistic that some of the unoccupied examples will be saved and repurposed.

 

 

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Filed under --COLQUITT COUNTY GA--, Doerun GA

Macon Road, Gordon

Macon Road is actually a street on the south side of the railroad tracks in Gordon. Many of the older storefronts have been restored.

 

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