Tag Archives: South Georgia Drug Stores & Pharmacies

Lee Drug & Supply Company, Plainfield

During the heyday of Plainfield, the community was large enough to support a pharmacy and other businesses. The old Coca-Cola mural identifies this typical business block as home to the Lee Drug Company and the Lee Supply Company.

The supply company was located in the rear of the building and was in operation long after the pharmacy.

The commercial properties in town are now owned by Mr. H. Kingsley, a self-made entrepreneur who came to the U.S. from Sierra Leone 36 years ago. He hopes to be able to save the structures. I had a nice conversation with him while I was photographing the community.

 

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Pharmacy, Circa 1930, Oak Park

This is one of several commercial structures in Oak Park built by Joe Powell. Originally a pharmacy, it was later owned by Harvey Woodrow Lindsey and served many other commercial uses over the years and is now the last survivor of a row of three brick storefronts.

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Filed under --EMANUEL COUNTY GA--, Oak Park GA

Lane Drugs, Edison

Lane Drugs has been in business for decades and they even sell lunch. I believe this was originally the Farmers Trading Company, built in 1912.

Edison Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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

Lilly Drug Company, 1911

lilly drug company macon county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Like the City Hall next door, the Lilly Drug Company building is one of the few to have survived a fire in 1920 which destroyed most of the commercial core of Lilly.

lilly drug company storefront photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Lilly Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Old Macon County Courthouse, 1850s, Oglethorpe

oglethorpe ga 19th century commercial architecture photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Though best remembered as Taylor’s Pharmacy, this is said to have been the first courthouse constructed in Oglethorpe. The long lost town of Lanier was the county seat when Macon County was created in 1837 and the courthouse there burned in 1857. Oglethorpe was assuming the status of new county seat at this time and that is when this structure is believed to have been constructed. Colonel George W. Fish was murdered on the west side of the building in 1871 after returning home from business in Macon. The first floor presently serves as the law office of Jon Coogle. [This information needs further documentation, but I believe it to be accurate at this time].

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Mosely Building, Circa 1910, Jakin

jakin ga mosely building photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

The right side of this building served as the Mosely Drug Company from 1910-1927. I presume the remainder was a general store, judging by the sign.

jakin ga o h mosely sign 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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Historic Storefronts, Buena Vista

Marion Drugs Building Clements Building Historic Downtown Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyriht Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

The building on the left served for many years as Marion Drugs. The Charles M. Clements building is on the right. It served as a hardware and furniture store as well as the local undertaker. Downtown Buena Vista is nice little town with generally well-preserved early 20th century commercial storefronts, dominated by one of Georgia’s older courthouses in the center of the square. Below is the Clements Hardware Store from the side, showing its old Coca-Cola mural.

Clements Hardware Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Marion Drugs Coca-Cola Sign, Buena Vista

Old Marion Drugstore Coca Cola Sign Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This 1940s (maybe late 30s) Coca-Cola sign is an amazing survivor.

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Marion Drugs 7Up Mural, 1946, Buena Vista

Old Marion Drugstore 7Up Mural Buena Vista GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This early 7Up mural was originally painted by Jimmy Bush in 1946. It was repainted by Signs by Norm of Dallas, Texas in 1992.

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