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Ruins and Relics Southeast

 

Textile Mill
Augusta, GA
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Here's an old textile mill in Augusta, GA that has not been put out of business like so many others in the area. 05-08

 

 

 

 

Confederate Powder Works
Augusta, GA
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Augusta, GA is home to the Confederate Powder Works monument.

(Left) The front of the building

(Near left) The stack at the powder factory

 

 

This place was a gun powder factory during the Civil War and was built in 1862. After the war ended, the chimney stands as a monument to the Civil War as it remained as the only permanent structure built by the Confederate States of America. 05-08

 

 

Coca-Cola Plant
Gastonia, NC
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Gastonia, NC is home to this former Coca-Cola bottling plant. The carved signs in front have been shaved off. The one shown here is located on the side of the building. 07-08

(Near left) The carved sign on the side

 

 

Fleming Grocery
Essex, NC
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

This old neighborhood grocery store is home to Fleming Grocery in the North Carolina town of Essex. 07-08

 

 

Tomlinson Furniture
High Point, NC
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Here is the smoke stack with the Tomlinson letters. This High Point location is the home of Tomlinson Furniture. 02-09

 

 

Wayne Feeds
Kernersville, NC
Photo and info courtesy Tony Craig

Here's an old sign at an old feed store in Kernersville, NC. In fact, the farmer's supply now appears to be an artist's place. 11-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hancock's Country Hams
Randolph County, NC
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out this relic found off the road in Randolph County on Highway 22. The Hancock's Ham's signage and lettering is a familiar sight for motorists and residents of the area alike. 11-10

 

 

 

 

Firestone Plant
Gastonia, NC
Photos and info courtesy Richard Weiss

The Firestone Plant is a Gastonia landmark of sorts. This place was the only new England mill style building I saw in the south that did not have it's windows bricked over with the advent of air conditioning. I do not know how much of the sprawling complex was used by Firestone, but banners now show that the structure is going to be restored into condos. 06-11

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I came across this grain elevator for Yelton's Best Flour in Spindale, NC. It is the perfect subject of a model railroad scene except for a big ugly silver box was clearly added later on to the upper level obscuring what was probably a nice ghost sign. Never the less, the Yelton's sign looks like a repainted vintage. (Richard Weiss)

 

Yelton's Best Flour
Spindale, NC
Photos courtesy Richard Weiss

 

The Yelton's photos give a hint at how colorful these signs painted on the sides of buildings really were and still on occasion are.

- Richard Weiss

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