Tag Archives: North Georgia Pharmacies

Hardeman Building, Circa 1850, Macon

Originally known as the Concert Hall, for the performance space located on the second floor, this is another of Macon’s antebellum commercial landmarks and one of the most visually interesting structures downtown. It was built by a group of businessmen, including Payne, Nisber, Mix, Kirkland, and Virgin. Payne operated an apothecary shop here until 1889, while Mix & Kirkland operated a bootery around the same time. Multiple other businesses have been housed here throughout its long history. The Victorian features, including the bay windows and corner entryway, were added in the early 1900s. It has been home to Lawrence Mayer Florist since 1994.

Macon Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --BIBB COUNTY GA--, Macon GA

Historic Storefronts, LaFayette

LaFayette has done a great job of maintaining their historic commercial architecture.

Rows of storefronts and free-standing commercial blocks all seem to be occupied, which is unusual for a town of this size these days. It’s very pedestrian-friendly.

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

Blue Ridge Pharmacy

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This old Rexall Drugs was one of the busiest places in town the day I was there. It’s always great to see an independent retailer doing so well.

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

Drug Store, Concord

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This old drug store has likely been closed for years, but the benches on the front look like they’re still used from time to time. The only pharmacist I can locate in early-20th-century Concord is R. A. Mallory, who was also a doctor. This may have been his drug store. Dr. Mallory’s mother was the sister of Governor William Yates Atkinson.

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Filed under --PIKE COUNTY GA--, Concord GA

Johnson Street Storefronts, Newborn

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The old post office and drugstore is on the left and the slightly more modern commercial block has housed a grocery store and on the far right, the present-day post office.

Newborn Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --NEWTON COUNTY GA--, Newborn GA

Post Office & Drug Store, 1895, Newborn

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This is the only wood-framed building to have survived a large fire in Newborn’s commercial district in 1925.

Newborn Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --NEWTON COUNTY GA--, Newborn GA

First National Bank of Thomson (1899) & Thomson Drugs (1904)

Historic Downtown Thomson GA Bank Storefronts McDuffie Museum Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing North Georgia USA 2015

Thomson Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

In 2000, SunTrust Bank donated these two buildings to the group that would become the board of the McDuffie Museum.  The First National Bank of Thomson (1899) and Thomson Drugs (1904), integral to the lives of McDuffie countians for much of the 20th century, now serve as a model local history museum.

http://www.mcduffiemuseum.com/

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Filed under --McDUFFIE COUNTY GA--, Thomson GA