Category Archives: Thomaston GA

Piggie Park, 1950, Thomaston

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A local favorite and popular stop for travelers through Thomaston since 1950, Piggie Park is an old-school drive-in specializing in barbecue, hamburgers and hot dogs, and Brunswick stew. They also have hand-made milkshakes.

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Upson County Courthouse, 1908, Thomaston

Upson County Courthouse Thomaston GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

This landmark was designed by Frank P. Milburn.

National Register of Historic Places

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Ritz Theatre, 1927, Thomaston

Ritz Theatre Thomaston GA Working Art Deco Movie House Digitized Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Open almost continuously since the dawn of talking pictures, the Ritz is still in operation and shows first-run and classic movies seven days a week. It has recently been digitized. Visit their Facebook page for schedules and more information.

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Commercial Architecture, Downtown Thomaston

Thomaston GA Upson County Courthouse Square Commercial Architecture Storefronts Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

There’s a nice variety of commercial architecture in downtown Thomaston. I’m really surprised the downtown historic district isn’t on the National Register.

Thomaston GA Upson County Downtown Storefront Rescue Me Market Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

As in most Georgia towns today, restaurants and thrift shops are the norm.

Thomaston GA Upson County Downtown Storefronts Early 20th Centuy Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

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