Tag Archives: North Georgia Banks

Farmers Bank Building, 1920, Palmetto

 

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Filed under --FULTON COUNTY GA--, Palmetto GA

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

Historic Storefronts, Blue Ridge

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Downtown Blue Ridge is a happening place. Nearly all the downtown storefronts are busy and many are being or have been refurbished. There’s obviously a good community spirit here. I hope locals will work toward getting their business district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It definitely deserves such a designation.

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Filed under --FANNIN COUNTY GA--, Blue Ridge GA

Marble-Front Bank Building, Blue Ridge

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This former bank has been beautifully restored and is now home to a cafe known as, what else, The Vault.

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Filed under --FANNIN COUNTY GA--, Blue Ridge GA

Old Bank, Auraria

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More than one source, including Wikipedia, identifies this structure as a bank from gold rush days that was later converted into a house. Other sources state that a chimney is all that remains of the bank. I do believe it’s a 19th-century structure. I hope to learn more and will update this post when I do.

 

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Filed under --LUMPKIN COUNTY GA--, Auraria GA

Atkins National Bank and Storefronts, Maysville

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The corner building was originally the Atkins National Bank.

Maysville Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BANKS COUNTY GA--, Maysville GA