Barber Shop, Cedar Springs

cedar springs ga shotgun tenant house photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2016

This is quite small, even for a shotgun house, so I initially thought it might be an old office building, but there’s another one on the property (which I was unable to photograph due to vegetation) which led me to believe it might be a tenant house. Pete Tyson clarifies: That was the first aid/hospital of Cedar Springs that Mrs. S. A. Wright told me about. It was moved there in the 1960’s from the little dirt road behind Johnny Golden’s store. It was a barber shop (drinking spot) that was run by Bill Adams and he later moved his shop to Columbia, Alabama, to the old Orr’s Gun Shop on Highway 52. The other was a beauty shop run by May Megahee.

William C. Evans notes: The building was moved twice. Originally it was a dispensary and band room at the Cedar Springs Academy. The first time it was moved, it was used as a post office. It was later moved again to its current location and was used as a barbershop. Dr. Crozier’s house was the medical facility of Cedar Springs.

Though it’s obviously best remembered as a barber shop, I’m identifying it by its original purpose.

12 thoughts on “Barber Shop, Cedar Springs

  1. William C. Evans

    Sorry to say your information is wrong. The building was moved twice. Originally it was a dispensary and band room at the Cedar Springs Academy. The first time it was moved, it was used as a post office. It was later moved again to its current location and was used as a barbershop. Dr. Crozier’s house was the medical facility of Cedar Springs.

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    1. Brian Brown Post author

      Mr. Evans, I believe the identification as a medical clinic was a reference to its original use as a dispensary. I appreciate the information and will do my best to update accordingly.

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    1. zinnajane

      I have submitted a comment to Pete Tyson that the Beauty Shop was operated by May Megahee. I have no idea about the Barber shop unless it was Keaton Tiner.

      Julianne Megahee Hudson

      ________________________________

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  2. Julianne Megahee Hudson

    Pete:
    Please change the name of May Megahee of Beauty Shop.
    Thanks,
    Julianne Megahee Hudson

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  3. Rhonda Garrett Barnett

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful part of my memories growing up in rural Early County! I have many memories of going to Claude Golden and Johnny Golden’s stores as a child and getting candy and cokes as my Papa (Granddaddy Cecil Garrett) and the other men sat around and talked…..what wonderful memories. … Too bad that many buildings have been torn down over the years.

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    1. Steve Pardee

      I know this is an old comment, but I also remember Claude and Johnny. I was about 5 and we lived just above Johnny’s store in a little house we rented from the Tiner’s next door. My dad worked at the paper mill.

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  4. Pete Tyson

    That was the first aid / hospital of Cedar Springs that Mrs S A Wright told me about. It was moved there in the 1960’s from the little dirt road behind Johnny Goldens store. It was a barber shop ( drinking spot) that was run by Bill Adams and later moved his shop to Columbia,Al to the old Orr’s Gun shop on Hwy 52. The other was a beauty shop run my Mae Maghee .

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  5. H.A. Hurley

    Brian, thank you so much for all your beautiful historic pictures of the old homes in GA. Have you thought about sharing your huge collection with the new Hollywood film industry housed and filming in GA?
    As I write this, I cringe and rethink my ideas…they would ruin such beautiful historic places and move on, never thinking twice about preservation.
    Just a thought.
    Thanks for what you do.

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