Tag Archives: North Georgia Pharmacies

Sullivan Drugs, Carnesville

Sullivan Drugs has been in business since 1957.

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Weatherly Building, 1947, Royston

This modern storefront is presently home to the Royston Drug Store, which has been in business since 1913. I’m unsure when they moved into this building. It was built by or for C. N. Weatherly, as identified on the column.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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Wray’s Drug Store, 1964, Royston

This pharmacy was built in memory of George W. Wray. W. B. Steedman, Jr., was the architect.

Royston Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

 

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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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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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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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