Tag Archives: North Georgia Art Deco

Art Deco Storefronts, Lincolnton

This end of Main Street is dominated by simple Art Deco storefronts.

 

Lincolnton Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Royal Theatre, 1937, Hogansville

National Register of Historic Places

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President Theatre, 1935, Manchester

historic president theatre manchester ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

Originally part of the Martin group, the President Theatre was designed by Atlanta architects McKendree Tucker and Albert Howell. It was named the President, of course, for FDR’s association with the area. After many years of serving Manchester, it closed in the 1980s. It’s being completely restored and is back in business.

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Angus Motel Sign, Washington

Washington GA Wilkes County Angus Motel Sign Red Art Deco Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

The Art Deco elements of this sign suggest it probably dates to the 1940s. The motel is still standing but appears to be a residential property.

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Elbert Theatre, 1940, Elberton

Elbert Theatre Art Deco Landmark Elberton GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Opened on 23 February 1940 by Lucas & Jenkins, the Elbert Theatre was damaged by fire in 1950 but reopened soon thereafter. It stopped showing movies in 1967 and for a time served as a youth center. Purchased by the city in 1989, it was eventually restored for use as a theatre in 2001. Today, it hosts live shows and first-run movies.

Elberton Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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West Theatre, 1941, Cedartown

West Theatre Cedartown GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

I’ve seen many Georgia theatres in my travels and even had the opportunity to photograph some for the Fox Theatre Institute a couple of years ago, but this is one of the most unique and fascinating I’ve yet encountered.  Designed by the architectural firm of Tucker & Howell, it was originally owned by the LAM Amusement Company. Over the years, it’s been painted in multi-colors and with a black and white theme, but owner Ken Browning told me that the current palette is closest to the original. It shows first-run movies and has recently been digitized.  The allegorical reliefs (Drama & Music) flanking the entrance were designed by Georgia sculptor Julian Hoke Harris.

West Theatre Cedartown GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2014

Cedartown Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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