Tag Archives: South Georgia Commercial Architecture

Watt & Holmes Hardware Building, 1908, Cordele

This marble-front commercial block is one of the nicest historic retail buildings remaining in downtown Cordele. Its condition is probably not good, but hopefully, it can be saved. Watt and Holmes was one of the most successful businesses in early-20th-century Cordele. It was last home to an Allied Department Store.

Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Filed under --CRISP COUNTY GA--, Cordele GA

Carter’s Fried Chicken, 1968, Patterson

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Filed under --PIERCE COUNTY GA--, Patterson GA

Grocery Store, Midville

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Midville GA

Zebina, Georgia

I can’t locate any information about Zebina, but like so many other abandoned crossroad “ghost towns” it was probably never much more than a whistle-stop and a place where area farmers gathered to swap tales and “trade”.

The legend on the front of the store is difficult to read; the first word is indiscernible but the next words are “Cash Store”.

The Coca-Cola mural is a ghost, too.

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Filed under --JEFFERSON COUNTY GA--, Zebina GA

Abandoned Warehouse, Zebina

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Filed under --JEFFERSON COUNTY GA--, Zetto GA

Grain Elevator, Alma

Wooden grain elevators are rare in Georgia and this one in Alma has always been a favorite. It is now part of a larger structure that includes a church.

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Filed under --BACON COUNTY GA--, Alma GA

Telephone Company Building, Sparks

This was originally built for the local telephone company and housed its offices and switchboard. It has also been home to the Masonic lodge and the Woodmen of the World. I believe it dates to the last decade of the 19th century.

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