Tag Archives: North Georgia Banks

Maddox Building, 1902, Winder

This multi-use commercial building may be Winder’s most recognizable and has recently been restored. It may be best remembered as the home of the Peoples Bank but has also been home to a theatre and other businesses over the years.

Broad Street Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BARROW COUNTY GA--, Winder GA

Bank of Lavonia Building, 1920

Lavonia Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Lavonia GA

Vickery Bank Building, 1904, Lavonia

Lavonia has some wonderful historic commercial structures and this might be the nicest of the bunch.

Lavonia Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Lavonia GA

Bank Buildings, Canon

Two old banks survive in Canon, indications of a thriving existence in the early 20th century. Both likely failed during the Great Depression.

Canon Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Canon GA

Bank of Tignall, 1914

The cornerstone indicates that the bank was “Built for W. J. Adams and Brothers by Henry T. Hogan, Architect and Builder”. It is presently home to the North Wilkes Library & Museum.

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Filed under --WILKES COUNTY GA--, Tignall GA

Cohutta Bank Building, 1914, Chatsworth

Located on the corner of East Market Street and North 2nd Avenue across from the Wright Hotel, the old Cohutta Bank Building is one of the nicest intact commercial structures in downtown Chatsworth. It was most recently home to the Murray County Arts Guild. It is presently available for sale or lease.

Chatsworth Downtown Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --MURRAY COUNTY GA--, Chatsworth GA

Talbot State Bank, Woodland

By its appearance, I would guess that this building is a restoration or reconstruction, but if so it’s a fairly accurate portrayal of the corner-style banks and stores common in the early 20th century. The bank was established in 1906.

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Filed under --TALBOT COUNTY GA--, Woodland GA

Farmers Bank Building, 1920, Palmetto

 

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Hartwell Bank Building, Hartwell

Known today as the Carter Law Office, for its present owner, this is the most iconic commercial structure in Hartwell. [I use the original name for historical purposes]. It was home, for many years, to Homer Herdon’s Drug Store, a popular gathering place from the 1930s to the 1960s. The second floor once housed the Hartwell Library, as well. I have been unable to confirm a date of construction, but the Richardsonian Romanesque style, in which it’s constructed, was popular from the late 1880s to the turn of the 20th century.

Hartwell Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --HART COUNTY GA--, Hartwell GA

Bank of LaFayette Building, 1899, LaFayette

This is the most imposing commercial building in downtown LaFayette. The marble siding on the first floor was likely added during a renovation.

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Filed under --WALKER COUNTY GA--, LaFayette GA