Tag Archives: South Georgia Ice Houses

Lumber City Meat Company

Lumber City Meat Company Independent Local Business Telfair County GA photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georia usa 2014

This building once housed the local ice plant. For those of you too young to understand, that’s the place that produced ice in communities in the days before electric refrigerators. Quincy Webb writes: As a boy growing up in Telfair I would drive a 1934 model Chevrolet to Lumber City every day during summer to pick up ice, [the Meat Co. was an ice plant back then] I was barely old enough to drive.


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Goins Store, Ty Ty

goins grocery ty ty ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2008

Chuck Goins wrote in 2011: My grand-parents, E.J. & Ora Goins ran a fish market & store in this building for years. He passed in 1968, but she continued to operate the store until the late 80’s. It was well-known for the best hamburgers (cooked to order) by summer field workers and locals. He also learned that it was originally built as the town’s ice house. In October 2014 he noted: …the building no longer stands, and is in (the) process of being demolished. I also discovered that the blocks used for this building (as well as those used in the Pickett House on North Pickett Street) were supposedly cast right there in Ty Ty from molds purchased and built for that purpose.


Filed under --TIFT COUNTY GA--, Ty Ty GA