Tag Archives: North Georgia Pharmacies

Forest Avenue Storefronts, Hartwell

In contrast to many small towns throughout Georgia, Hartwell has an active and busy downtown, with nearly all the buildings around the courthouse still occupied.

Hartwell Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --HART COUNTY GA--, Hartwell 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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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