Tag Archives: North Georgia Hardware Stores

Benson’s Bread Mural, Circa 1920, Winder

Demolition of several storefronts on Broad Street uncovered this historic mural around 2018. A ghost sign for Tanner Hardware is located above the mural, which reads: Benson’s Bread Is Good Bread. Benson’s Bakery was founded in nearby Athens in 1918 by Howard Benson, who quickly gained a reputation for excellent products and became the leading commercial baker in the area. He delivered to Winder and other communities outside Athens and his business grew rapidly. Restoration of the mural is a current project of the Barrow Preservation Society.

Broad Street Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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

Dorough Building, 1905, Royston

This was first home to Cunningham’s Furniture and became Carter’s Hardware in 1930. It’s presently the home of the Old Corner Hardware Store Sandwich Shop.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --FRANKLIN COUNTY GA--, Royston GA

Cheek Store Building, 1907, Canon

J. A. & B. F. Cheek owned this large storefront on Depot Street. The facade on the left has been altered but the larger section on the right retains recessed entryways and imprinted marble kickplates identifying the Cheeks and the year of construction.

Canon Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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

C. D. Bolton Company, Tignall

C. D. Bolton was a prominent entrepreneur and landowner in Wilkes County. This general store was the busiest in Tignall in its heyday.

I haven’t been able to locate a construction date but I would guess 1910s. It’s an important surviving commercial structure and should be preserved.

 

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

Reeves Ace Hardware, Clayton

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Reeves is a landmark in Clayton. They’ve been in business since 1928 and are still one of the busiest places in town.

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Filed under --RABUN COUNTY GA--, Clayton GA

Champion’s Country Store, Shady Dale

champions country store shady dale ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

Champion’s has been a Shady Dale landmark for many years. They even have their own independent sawmill on site.

champions country store shady dale ga rough cut lumber photograph copyright brian brown vanishing north georgia usa 2016

 

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Filed under --JASPER COUNTY GA--, Shady Dale GA

Danielsville Hardware

This place is a landmark, and a living landmark at that. The whole time I was walking around the courthouse square, cars were pulling in and out of here constantly. They had a great selection of flowers and garden plants right out front and it seemed to be the place to be in Danielsville. The first floor is a traditional hardware store while the second floor is filled with antiques.

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Filed under --MADISON COUNTY GA--, Danielsville GA