I talked with a business owner here who remembered when Comer was a much busier place. He was also very concerned about a bypass that will soon carry traffic away from the dwindling downtown area.
He noted that with the coming of the bypass, few people besides locals would have any reason to come here and do business. I hope, however, that the well-preserved storefronts on North Avenue might serve as a catalyst to attract visitors. The two storefronts most recently known as Fields Auto Parts were built circa 1917.
Comer Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
thanks for the photos! My husband and I lived in Comer 1996-98 ( I worked at the hospital in Royston and he was in grad school at UGA). We lived right on Georgia Avenue in a 100 year old house and it was such a fun time. We live in Michigan now and still get nostalgic for Georgia sometimes 🙂
I live in a 120 year old house on Georgia Ave in Comer. Hmmm, I wonder if it is the same one!?
Hey William! There’s only so many house on Georgia Avenue in Comer Georgia! What a small world.. I’ll love to reach out or touch base with you as well as Julie if you ever get these comments!
Julie! I just found this comment looking for some old history in comer. I grew up here and current live in a 100 year old house… on Georgia Avenue!! Would love to touch base with you if you ever get this comment!!
Thanks for the Comer shots Brian. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of driving through Comer on a regular basis going to and from a nearby project. Next time you are there drop by Maggie’s Café…she does the world’s best chicken salad sandwich!!
Thanks for the heads-up, Ben. It’s a great little town, but like so many in that section, soon to be absorbed by rapid urbanization. I hope it will take a little longer, though.