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Main Street Storefronts, Damascus

damascus ga main street storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Most of these storefronts are in ruins and will soon be gone. The building on the far right was Brady’s Food Basket, the local grocery store.

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8th Street, Pitts

pitts ga historic storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

8th Street was Pitts’ main drag during its heyday. Many of the historic commercial storefronts have been restored or stabilized in varying degrees by Delano Braziel.

pitts ga 8th street storefronts photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

 

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Historic Storefronts, Glenwood

Historic Glenwood GA Early 20th Century Commercial Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Third Avenue is the main street of historic Glenwood. It’s essentially two streets, running along either side of the the railroad tracks. The commercial area is located on Northeast Third Avenue while Southeast Third Avenue is predominately residential. The two buildings at left in the photo above are both empty shells inside and will be lost if not stabilized. The exteriors are in relatively good shape, though. The structures seen below appear to be in better condition.

Historic Glenwood GA Commercial Storefronts Wheeler County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

 

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Main Street, Leary

Leary GA Main Street Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Sadly, Leary’s small commercial core on Main Street is greatly endangered. The only building that appears to be in really good condition is the Masonic Lodge (brick building with arched windows).

As of late 2016, I understand the building on the left has been razed. Bob Kemerait shared this photo.

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Courthouse Square Storefronts, Morgan

Morgan GA Calhoun County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016School Street

Two streets around the courthouse retain early commercial architecture.

Courthouse Square Storefronts Morgan GA Calhoun County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016Dickey Street

 

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Parrott, Georgia

Historic Main Street Parrott GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

First settled as a Creek village called Chenube in the first half of the 19th century, the post office name was changed to Parrott in 1889, when the present town was incorporated. It’s named for John Lawson Parrott (1838-1920), a prominent landowner in the area who donated the land which became the business district, including the school and churches. From its founding until World War II, Parrott was quite prosperous and once boasted the most millionaires per capita in the state. If you’re in the area, spend an hour or two walking around Parrott. It’s one of the nicest small towns anywhere in Georgia.

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Cook Street, Parrott

Cook Street Parrott GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Parrott Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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