Tag Archives: South Georgia Marble Buildings

Watt & Holmes Hardware Building, 1908, Cordele

This marble-front commercial block is one of the nicest historic retail buildings remaining in downtown Cordele. Its condition is probably not good, but hopefully, it can be saved. Watt and Holmes was one of the most successful businesses in early-20th-century Cordele. It was last home to an Allied Department Store.

Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Filed under --CRISP COUNTY GA--, Cordele GA

Bank of Tifton, 1917

Designed by William Edwards of the Atlanta firm of Edwards & Sayward, the Bank of Tifton is one of the most distinct commercial structures in the historic district. Several banks have occupied the site over the years and it is presently an Ameris Bank. The wing on the right side is a later expansion.

Tifton Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Historic Storefronts, Nashville

historic downton nashville ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016East Marion Avenue

The historic commercial storefronts that surround the Berrien County courthouse are the heart of Nashville. They’ve been undergoing restorations in recent years.

nashville ga historic storefronts revitalization photograph brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016North Davis Street

Harvey’s Supermarket, Nashville’s most famous export, maintains a presence downtown with their support center. The old headquarters south of town is something else now.

nashville ga courthouse square historic storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016North Davis Street

Most of the structures are typical of early-20th-century commercial design.

nashville ga courthouse square mclamb co building photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016West Washington Avenue

The standout, however, is the McLamb & Company building (1907).

nashville ga storefronts marble front jewelry store photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016South Jefferson Street

Another notable storefront is the marble jewelry store.

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Marble Front Bank, 1906, Buena Vista

Buena Vista GA Marion County Marble Fronted Bank Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Buena Vista. I’m hoping some of these great old commercial buildings will someday be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Filed under --MARION COUNTY GA--, Buena Vista GA

Railroad Avenue, Bartow

Bartow GA Railroad Tracks Historic Antebellum Depot Central of Georgia Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Bartow is a nice place to just get out of your car and walk around. There’s much I didn’t photograph on this trip but I’ll return as soon as I can.

Bartow GA Jefferson County Historic Community Marble Front Bank Railroad Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The marble-front bank on the right was built in 1900.

Bartow GA Trackside Commercial Storefronts Historic Downtown Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The typical storefronts above appear to date to around 1900.

Bartow GA Historic Trackside Storefronts Window Tiles Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

At the far end of Railroad Avenue, across from the depot stands this more modern structure with elements that would lead me to guess it was built in the 1920s. The old post Bartow post office was located in the far right section.

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Marble Front Bank, 1905, & Shannon Building, 1920, Jeffersonville

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Located just 25 miles from the growth and traffic of Macon and Warner Robins, Jeffersonville is a neat little town worth visiting. There are quite a few nice old buildings in the small downtown and surrounding Twiggs County is beautiful.

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First State Bank, 1905, Dawson

Dawson Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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