Commercial Block, Siloam

Jeanne Bryan Insalaco writes: I was just there in October and the store, Johnson’s Pharmacy, next to the one on the corner is now bordered up; in April the roof was gone but you could still look inside. The corner store was originally The Bank Of Siloam, the vault is still inside. My cousins, Lawson and Ulma O’Neil McKinley owned it as a grocery/general store last. My grandparents lived in this town of Siloam, so I grew up around there and visit yearly – I also love to take photographs of areas before they are lost.

5 thoughts on “Commercial Block, Siloam

  1. Lanelle LaRue

    I went to elementary school in Siloam. My uncle, Jimmy Copeland (Uncle Jim) drove the school bus for my route. We always stopped at the corner of Miss Ulma’s store to let the high school students out so they could catch the bus to Greensboro before going on to the elementary school. Uncle Jim drove all eight of us children to school. And yes, there used to be two more stores along there. Dr. Johnson, the druggist, wife was our Elementary school principle

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  2. Aimee Parrish (Chitwood)

    If I’m not mistaken, my grandfather had a barbershop in the left store front of the building. It was Lacey’s Barbershop. I think it was back in the 40’s. In later years he had the shop at the road in front of his and my grandmother’s house.

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  3. Jeanne Bryan Insalaco

    I was just there in October and the store, Johnson’s Pharmacy, next to the one on the corner is now bordered up; in April the roof was gone but you could still look inside. The corner store was originally The Bank Of Siloam, the vault is still inside. My cousins, Lawson and Ulma O’Neil McKinley owned it as a grocery/general store last. My grandparents lived in this town of Siloam, so I grew up around there and visit yearly – I also love to take photographs of areas before they are lost. I also write family history stories, incorporating the area with photos.
    https://wordpress.com/stats/insights/everyonehasafamilystorytotell.wordpress.com

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  4. Missy Moncrief Reynolds

    This picture is of the stores in Siloam the one on The right used to be a grocery store and there was actually 4 stores there. I lived right across the street the first store was Mr.Hollis Powell’s grocery store then was Jarrads grocery the second store was a Drug store Dr. Johnson’s drug store. Mr Noel’s store was there also. His was more of a general store. Across the street was a gas station too

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