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General Store, Cary

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Fickling Mill, Taylor County

I’ve not been able to locate much information about Fickling Mill, but it’s definitely one of the best-loved landmarks in the area. The tin building (pictured above) was not part of the original mill, which had its origins in the 19th century. A two-story wooden structure was originally located to the right of the spillway on Patsiliga Creek but either burned or was torn down at some point in the history of the site.

It’s my understanding that the mill was established by Major William Hampton Fickling (1834-1907), Company C 59th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Major Fickling was a Justice of the Peace and served Taylor County in the general assembly.

 

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Seasonal Peach Workers’ Housing, 1910s, Lee Pope

A sign identifies this amazing survivor as the Lee Pope Hotel, though it was actually housing for Pearson Farms’ seasonal peach workers.

All the structures of the Lee Pope Fruit Farm should be included in the National Register of Historic Places as an important example of a 20th century Georgia peach farm.

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Commissary, 1910s, Lee Pope

Around 1910, the Pearson family purchased the tremendous Lee Pope Fruit Farm and its peach packing operation here. It included numerous tenant houses, this commissary, a “hotel” which housed seasonal workers (really a dormitory), a packing house (now gone), and numerous barns and sheds. At one time, the Pearson peaches were branded “Big 6”. The family’s long-term preservation of this property provides an important historic lesson of the importance of the peach industry in this section of Middle Georgia and she be commended.

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Bo Ray’s Store, Telfair County

Thanks to Royce Neal for the identification. He notes: (this) was Max “Bo” Ray, Sr’s, store. He was our barber and a mechanic/handyman for the community.

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Albert’s Garage, Oak Park

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Warehouse, Lenox

I believe this was an oil distributor’s warehouse/office.

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Morris Store, Waresboro

Joe Spence notes that this was originally owned by Ms. Morris, who lived in the houses next door, but was later sold to the the Spences, who operated it for many years.

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Tin Storefront, Twin City

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Twin City Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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W. R. Browning’s Store, Glenwood

Glenwood GA Brownings Store Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The W. R. Browning property is a great example of a rural general store, and it’s relatively intact compared to most I’ve encountered in my travels. It even retains an outdoor shelter.

W R Browning General Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

The window signage is particularly nice, especially this one, indicating that W. R. Browning was not only a shopkeeper but a lumberman, as well. I’m not a good genealogist, but I think some of the descendants of my great-great grandfather, George Franklin Browning, still live in this area. I hope to learn more about that.

W R Browning General Store We Buy Logs Window Sign Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016The Stanback window decals are fading away, but they likely date to the 1930s or 1940s. Their survival is extraordinary.

Stanback Headache Powders Neuralgia Window Decal Brownings Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

Stanback was advertised as a cure “for Headache & Neuralgia”. For those who don’t know, it’s a caffeine-based headache therapy similar to Goody’s & BC powders.

Stanback Window Sign Brownings Store Glenwood GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2016

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