Tag Archives: North Georgia Department Stores

E. P. West & Company, 1898, Clarkesville

For most of its history, this was a general/department store and has been in the same family since its construction.

 

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Filed under --HABERSHAM COUNTY GA--, Clarkesville GA

Gallant-Belk Building, Hartwell

The Gallant-Belk department store was located on the first floor of this building and the Hartwell Garment Company, a sewing factory, operated upstairs. It’s an antique store today.

Hartwell Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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

Howell Street Storefronts, Hartwell

The structure to the right in the view above is Bailes Cobb, a popular locally-owned independent department store that’s been in business since 1929! Below (right) is The Art Center, a gallery and event space operated by the Hart Regional Arts Council.

Hartwell Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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

South Broad Street Storefronts, Commerce

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

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

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Commerce Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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

Belk-Gallant Store Mural, Washington

Historic Washington GA Belk Gallant Store Mural Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Belk department stores were often a feature of smaller and mid-sized Georgia towns during much of the 20th century. The Belk-Gallant stores were mostly located in Northeast Georgia.

Washington Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --WILKES COUNTY GA--, Washington GA

Historic Storefronts, Bowman

The historic storefronts of Bowman’s public square are still in use, with antique stores filling much of the space.

They keep them painted and the colors have changed a bit since my last visit I’ve updated the post with these newer views.

Bowman Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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Filed under --ELBERT COUNTY GA--, Bowman GA