Tag Archives: Georgia Murals

Obelisk Flour Ghost Mural, Ochlocknee

ochlocknee ga obelisk flour ghost mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

There are still a few of these Obelisk Flour ghost murals around Georgia.

Sunbeam Bread Mural, Ochlocknee

ochlocknee ga georges iga sunbeam bread mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This mural at George’s IGA is a well-loved Ochlocknee landmark.

C. R. Hatcher Building, Attapulgus

attapulgus ga c r hatcher building photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This was once the busiest store in Attapulgus. It’s well-maintained, and the Coca-Cola mural is one of the earliest and nicest I’ve seen in South Georgia.

attapulgus ga hatcher building coca cola mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

One-Stop Denham’s, Sycamore

sycamore ga one stop denhams mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

For much of the 20th century, One Stop Denham’s was the busiest store in Turner County. Before anyone ever thought of Wal-Mart, there was One-Stop Denham. Generations of South Georgia schoolchildren from this region made ritual trips to Sycamore to stock up for the year ahead. Nothing like this survives today.

sycamore ga one stop denham warehouse photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

 

Blocker’s Store, Evans County

evans county ga us 301 roadside diner photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2010

This is a survivor of the days when US 301 was one of the busiest north-south highways in Georgia. Eddie Mosley writes, via our Facebook page: This store was known as Blocker’s store. My great grandparent’s house was located about half a mile from there. There was a push in the 1950s to try to cash in on tourists taking US 301 south to Florida. Several families opened up little stores along this stretch south of Claxton and between Glennville. All of them are closed now, but a few like this store are still standing.

Swine Time Mural, Climax

climax ga swine time mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

Town Mural, Hoboken

hoboken ga mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

There isn’t much left of old Hoboken, but this mural shows it in its heyday.

West Brothers Grocery, Rebecca

rebecca ga west brothers grocery rio store mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

According to Dr. Johnny Young, this building first served as Rebecca’s “picture show”, but for most of its existence, it’s been a grocery store. Per Gary Stanford, it was Adamson’s Store first, followed by West Brothers. T.M. Waters, Rufus Stanford, and John Purswell were subsequent owners.

Teresa West Pylant wrote: This is the store I grew up in. I can remember riding the school bus to Rebecca, getting off at the store and daddy giving Russell West & I money, then we would take off through the back & go to Ms. Sellars and get the best hamburgers ever. I don’t remember exactly when daddy & Uncle Ronald moved the store to Ashburn, but I sure did miss Rebecca. A lot of times we would walk up to the corner where Jack Rabbit King had the station and listen to some of his tales. Bernice Thrower Jones added: I remember this store from the late 1950’s, when my dad drove the cotton to the cotton gin, he would buy all us kids a five cent cup of ice cream with the wooden spoon. As a child that was the best ice cream other than my mom’s home made ice cream.

Farmhouse Mural, Broxton

farmhouse mural folk art broxton ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009

As of 2015, this mural has been replaced with a new work by Douglas artist Dylan Ross.

broxton ga farmhouse mural photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009