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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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L. C. Moon’s Grocery, Scotland

Scotland GA Telfair County Smiths Grocery Gas Oil Tin Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Sherry Kiltz writes that this was originally L.C. Moon’s Grocery and that his family also owned the red building next door  (package store).  Mr.L.C. was also the mayor of Scotland for years.

Scotland GA Telfair County Smiths Grocery Tin Building Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Corrugated tin buildings of this style were once widely used as stores in small towns throughout Georgia, as I’ve found in my travels, but the ones that survive are often resigned to storage use today. It was later known as Smith’s Grocery and Granny’s Restaurant.

Historic Scotland GA Telfair County Smiths Grocery Grannys Restaurant Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

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Sunsweet Mills, Tift County

Sunsweet Mills Sunsweet GA Tift County Ghost Town Abandoned Mill Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Oliver Davis owned this old mill and the store in Sunsweet. I made this photo in 2011 and recently learned that it collapsed some time in 2013.

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White’s Grocery, Bleckley County

Whites Grocery Bleckley County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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