Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Historic Downtown Powder Springs, Georgia Walking Tour Part 5

Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA
The North side of Marietta Street, downtown Powder Springs, 1940s.
Left to right, these buildings are now Tea at Seven Springs
(then a gas station; note the gas pump in front),
Hand Me Up's, and Pear Tree Florist.
The historic business district in downtown Powder Springs is pretty much neatly contained on Marietta Street between the red lights at Brownsville Road and Oakview Drive. Once you round the curve heading west past Brownsville Road, you are out of town. To the east, Oakview Drive neatly separates the old store buildings from the old houses.

So before we continue up the south side of Marietta Street, let's cross the road and head back down the hill.

Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA
The Lewis Building on the corner of Marietta Street and Oakview Drive, was built in 1910. Having housed several businesses, most recently Powder Springs Florist & Gifts, it is now home to Pear Tree, a home, florist, and gift store. The small store attached to it was once the Powder Springs Post Office.

Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA
Yet another ubiquitous Coca-Cola ad on the side of the Pear Tree building.
The quilt is Star in a Square.

The rear (Town Square side) of Pear Tree Florist.
Note the Double Wedding Ring quilt between the second story windows.

Hand Me Up's is a boutique consignment store.
Note the second-story addition to the one-story building in the 1940s photo above.
Built about 1910, this was once the Powder Springs 5 and 10 Cent Store.

The rear of Hand Me Up's

The alley between Pear Tree and Hand Me Up's:



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