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Upshaw Brothers - Douglasville Commercial Historic District - Douglasville, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 45.083 W 084° 44.881
16S E 708591 N 3736869
Quick Description: General merchandise, fertilizer, and groceries
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2018 5:01:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMYBMJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of building: Douglas County
Location of building: 6060 Broad St., Dougalsville
Original Occupant: Upshaw Brothers
Current Occupant: Vacant
Built: 1891

"...At the northern edge of the central business district, near the elevated platform of the Southern Railroad were several industries which included two warehouses, the Douglas County Cooperative Warehouse, the Upshaw Bros & Co. Warehouse, The Baggett Bros. Planning Mill (Lumber) and The Douglasville Canning and Preserving Company established in 1887.

"The New South newspaper of 1901, April 4, 1901 - Vol. XXIV., No. 4., which replaced The Weekly Star, carried much advertisement about many of the stores as having very lucrative businesses as follows:
  "Upshaw Bros. & Co., groceries and fertilizer, are constantly offering their customers some goods, and these offers
  don't go unaccepted. They sell for cash. Read this ad."
~ NRHP Nomination Form


"6. Upshaw Bros. General Merchandise Groceries & Fertilizer store Brothers Lucius C. and Herchel M. Upshaw operated this business from 1891 to 1930 with receipts of over $100,000 in 1909, second only to the Duncan Brothers. Lucius C. Upshaw was a very politically active man." ~ Walking Tour of District

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Douglasville Commercial Historic District

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
6060 Broad St.,
Douglasville, GA 30134


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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