Category Archives: –JACKSON COUNTY GA–

Dr. William B. J. Hardman House, 1897, Commerce

commerce-ga-dr-w-b-j-hardman-house-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

As best I can determine from limited sources, this was the home of Dr. William Benjamin Johnson Hardman (23 November 1822-21 August 1904), the father of Governor Lamartine Hardman, who was also a physician. The elder Dr. Hardman was one of the most prominent and best-known citizens Harmony Grove (changed to Commerce in 1909).  Dr. Hardman served in Deadwyler’s Company, 4th Georgia Cavalry.

commerce-ga-dr-hardman-house-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

The White Columns, 1900, Commerce

commerce-ga-the-white-columns-neoclassical-revival-mansion-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Information about the history of this massive house is hard to locate, but for a time it was known as the “Wallpaper School” for a later use. Now it seems to be simply known as “The White Columns”. Whatever its background, this 6000-square-foot stunner is presently for sale.

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

Ed & Bill’s Photo Shop, Commerce

commerce-ga-ed-bills-photo-shop-kodak-sign-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

State Street Storefronts, Commerce

commerce-ga-state-street-commercial-storefronts-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

State Street is located just off South Broad and most of its historic storefronts have also been restored.

commerce-ga-state-street-storefronts-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Commerce Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

South Broad Street Storefronts, Commerce

commerce-ga-historic-storefronts-south-broad-street-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Many of the historic storefronts in downtown Commerce have been nicely restored. It’s a busy area.

commerce-ga-south-broad-street-storefronts-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Most of these structures houses businesses typical of small towns, from department and grocery stores to lawyer’s and doctor’s offices.

commerce-ga-historic-storefronts-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Commerce Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

Opera House, 1910, Commerce

commerce-ga-opera-house-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Commerce Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA

Restored Coca-Cola Mural, Commerce

commerce-ga-restored-coca-cola-mural-photograph-copyright-brian-brown-vanishing-north-georgia-usa-2017

Leave a comment

Filed under --JACKSON COUNTY GA--, Commerce GA