Tag Archives: South Georgia General Stores

General Store, Matthews

It’s amazing that three landmark general stores survive in a community as small as Matthews. This example is the most endangered, but relatively stable.

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General Store & Post Office, Matthews

This general store is built in the same style as the one pictured in the next post, located on the other end of Oak Street. Keith McLendon notes that it served as the Matthews post office until about 15-20 years ago.

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General Store, Matthews

Like its twin down the street, it’s possible that this may have also served as feed & seed/warehouse, but it’s certainly a good example of the common style of late 19th/early 20th century rural general stores.

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General Store, Circa 1919, Herod

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False Front Store, Stilson

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Historic Storefronts, Meigs

I first photographed the commercial center of Meigs in 2009 and am amazed at how little has changed on Depot Street since then.

The community landmarks of our smallest towns are all at risk of being lost. Meigs is no different than countless other places in Georgia.

These structures were home to banks, grocery stores, general stores and offices. Most were built in the early 20th century.

One of the last businesses still open was Meigs Grocery, located in the left hand side of the large commercial block seen below.

This replaces a less detailed post, Depot Street Storefronts, originally published on 26 October 2009.

 

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Howard’s Grocery, Dawson

This was a grocery and residence.

 

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