Doyle Street, Toccoa

Toccoa GA Doyle Street Revitalization BJ's Family Restaurant Best Food in Town Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Sometimes called Toccoa’s Main Street, Doyle Street was once closed to vehicular traffic and covered with concrete canopies. The removal of these monstrosities was the beginning of a long-time revitalization plan which culminated in Toccoa being named one of the top 10 “Main Streets” in the nation. It’s an ongoing process and is very inspiring. (Travel Note: If you’re in Toccoa, don’t miss a breakfast or lunch at BJ’s Family Restaurant, seen on the far right above. I had the best breakfast I’ve ever eaten there, and the staff treats everyone like they’re locals).

Downtown Toccoa GA Corner of Sage and Doyl Streets Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Downtown Toccoa GA Doyle Street Revitalization Early 20th Century Commercial Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Doyle Street Toccoa GA Stephens County Downtown Revitalization from Courthouse Lawn Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgai USA 2014

Downtown Toccoa Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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One response to “Doyle Street, Toccoa

  1. Ben Dooley

    Brian, I was in Junior high or high School when those concrete canopies were erected. It was shortly after Lenox Square (original unenclosed) was opened in north Atlanta. Toccoa was hailed by city planners and the media as a forward thinking city that had “preserved” the economic viability of downtown by turning it into a suburban mall. What goes round comes round.

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