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Historic Storefronts, Jackson

Jackson, located midway between Atlanta and Macon, was founded in 1826 and named for James Jackson. While serving in the U. S. Senate, Jackson resigned his seat to return to Georgia where he ran for and was elected to the legislature for the sole purpose of exposing the Yazoo Land Fraud. This was one of the most admirable anti-corruption efforts in the early history of the nation.

Like many other Georgia towns, Jackson features a courthouse square surrounding by commercial storefronts.

This looks like an old bank; it’s now home to the Butts County Water & Sewer Authority.

Another old drug store on the square, and this one is still open.

 

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Filed under --BUTTS COUNTY GA--, Jackson GA

Horton’s Drug Store, Athens

Horton’s, across from the Georgia Theatre, has been a downtown Athens institution since W. P. “Doc” Horton, Sr., purchased it from the Reid brothers in 1947, but there has been a corner drugstore at this location since the early 1910s. And in case you were wondering, the neon sign still works.

Downtown Athens Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Filed under --CLARKE COUNTY GA--, Athens GA

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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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