Originally located down the street near the railroad tracks in Waresboro, this is now on the property of Joe Spence. It was an early general store/mercantile.
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I’ve been trying to get to Fairfax ever since seeing Shea Browning’s photograph of this old store, which may have been a commissary for millworkers and lumbermen working the vast pine forests of the area nearly a century ago. Its style, with a false front, is relatively uncommon in Georgia.
It’s amazing that most of the buildings in a town as small as Ailey are in good condition. The Peterson Companies have done the restoration and utilize the structures for various purposes.
This is one of two false-front buildings on Railroad Street. Surviving examples of this form are relatively uncommon in Georgia.
When I can identify these structures, I will likely repost them individually.
This building, on the corner of Railroad and Broad Streets, is a fine example of formal commercial architecture common at the turn of the last century.
These utilitarian structures may have been related to the railroad.