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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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Filed under --THOMAS COUNTY GA--, Meigs GA

Meigs Grocery

When I last photographed in Meigs, in 2009, this store was still open.

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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

Grocery/General Store, Lovett

This appears to be the newest of the three commercial structures in Lovett but I have no idea as to its age. It was likely the last store open in the community.

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Filed under --LAURENS COUNTY GA--, Lovett GA

Barney’s Historic Commercial Block Lost to Demolition

Barney was once a busy trading crossroads, anchored by thriving nearby peach farms. It was large enough to support several general/grocery stores, and for many years these ghosts kept vigil over the commercial center of the old town. (The largest section of the block, on the right, was Blease’s Store). I’ve learned that they have been demolished in recent months, though I’m not exactly sure when, and having photographed them since the early 2000s, I’m not surprised. These are the last photos I made here, in 2016.

 

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Filed under --BROOKS COUNTY GA--, Barney GA

Grocery Store, Midville

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

R. V. Hopper’s Grocery, Munnerlyn

 

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Filed under --BURKE COUNTY GA--, Munnerlyn GA