Tag Archives: South Georgia Hardware Stores

Hardware Store, Doerun

This structure had a long history as a hardware and furniture store and after sitting empty for a long time was recently purchased by Moultrie native Sam Null. I had a nice conversation with Sam about his decision to move his business, Heritage Embroidery, from Moultrie to Doerun. The company does custom promotional items for customers throughout the Southeast and plans to expand.

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Filed under --COLQUITT COUNTY GA--, Doerun GA

West Broad Avenue, Doerun

West Broad Avenue is the main commercial area of Doerun.

Typical early 20th-century storefronts, including banks, general and grocery stores, and hardware stores, survive in varying states of repair. Locals are optimistic that some of the unoccupied examples will be saved and repurposed.

 

 

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Abbeville Builders Supply

abbeville ga builders supply photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

One business still open on Depot Street is Abbeville Builders Supply. In the age of big box hardware stores, this is a miraculous survivor.

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Filed under --WILCOX COUNTY GA--, Abbeville GA

Jordan Hardware, Leary

Leary GA Calhoun County Hardware Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The Mission Revival style saw its greatest popularity between 1890-1915. Once relatively popular in South Georgia, few examples survive in good condition. I don’t know if this was always a hardware store; the Ace sign likely dates to the 1970s, indicating it was open until at least that time.

Leary GA Calhoun County Jordan Ace Hardware Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

I believe this was razed in late 2016.

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Filed under --CALHOUN COUNTY GA--, Leary GA

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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Rebel Yell Gameroom, Pearson

Pearson GA Atkinson County Downtown Storefronts Rebel Yell Gameroom Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Shea Browning identifies the buildings here as (L-R): Georgia Power, Tri-County Gas, Larry Welch Attorney at Law, and Haskins Hardware, though some are now vacant or have different tenants.

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Filed under --ATKINSON COUNTY GA--, Pearson GA

J. C. Hodges Hardware Warehouse, Jesup

Jesup GA Wayne County J C Hodges Hardware Building Supply Warehouse Tin Siding Red Yellow Stripes Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This was the lumber and building supply warehouse for J. C. Hodges Hardware.

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Filed under --WAYNE COUNTY GA--, Jesup GA