I don’t know if this was a residence, original to the location, or if it’s just a cabin, but it’s an interesting utilitarian form and warrants further documentation.
Sam Avera writes: …the small building shown on the right side of the store was once a barber shop. I spent a good bit of time at my grandparents home in Gibson (Glascock County) and my grandfather took me there for my haircuts…haircuts were .25 cents and mine was special because it was called a “feather cut”, whatever that was. I am 73 years old now and I think I must have been around 6 or 7 years old when the barber shop was open, maybe a bit younger.
In Memory of Dr. Alexander Avera (3 October 1830 – 11 January 1907) Beloved physician and founder of Avera. In 1885 he donated the land for the town which was named in his honor. Born in Jefferson County, Ga, graduated Oglethorpe Medical College, Savannah, Ga. He, as a Lieutenant, formed a company and served with honor in the War Between the States. He gave liberally of his time, skill and means in the service of others and it was said of him “He loved his fellow man”.