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T. H. Nolan Commissary, Bostwick

Nolan Store Commissary Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Like most true plantations of its era, the Nolan property supported its own commissary, which was essentially a credit-based store for employees. The building takes on the common rectangular box form of country stores at the turn of the last century; I’m not sure if the false front was added later, or if it was an original feature.

The Famous Nolan House Nolan Store View Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The view of the “big house” from the commissary is a reminder of the complete dependence workers had on the plantation economy. The store likely served the general public, as well, as the remnant name-plate of a Coca-Cola sign indicates.

T H Nolan Store Sign Plantation Commissary Bostwick GA Morgan County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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Tenant House, Nolan Plantation

Nolan Plantation Tenant House Ruins Local Stone Chimney Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Though in a rapid state of decline, this is one of the earlier outbuildings still standing on the grounds of the old Nolan Plantation. The chimney, made of locally sourced stone, is a good indicator of its age.

Nolan Plantation Tenant House Red Clay Bostwick GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

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