I’ve been told this was once a bank but can’t confirm it at this time. I will update if I learn more.
This was most recently home to Lott’s True Value Hardware. I imagine it was a hardware or department store prior o that.
Ocmulgee Street was once Broxton’s main commercial area. The Western Auto store was located in the second building from left (above).
This is an old garage/filling station.
This is a popular gathering place in Broxton. A young lady from the neighborhood stopped by while I was photographing and noted that “Mr. Possum”, who lives adjacent to the property, keeps things clean around the tree.
I made this photograph in 2008 and Smith’s Grocery hasn’t changed much since then. It’s a local landmark and a great independent business.
Some of you may remember this old farmhouse on the outskirts of Broxton that I photographed a few years ago. It originally featured a mural (seen below) done by owner Linda Christian. She really enjoyed doing it and was happy that it brought lots of joy to passersby on US441. It’s presently being spruced up, with a new face, by Dylan Ross. Dylan is a native of Coffee County whose extraordinary talent has garnered him scores of impressive clients and fans ranging from Aaron Murray and Luke Bryan to Lennox Lewis and Dennis Rodman. His work is really fresh and colorful and he’s a working artist in the sense that he’s always creating art. Please visit and like his Facebook page, or link to his website below.
Jim Cottingham writes: Daniel and Saphronia Fussell Newbern raised their children here, one of whom was Grandmother Eula Newbern Cottingham (1885-1974).
Photo Courtesy The Rogers Studio Collection/Coffee County Historical Society (1914)