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Country Store, Leesburg Road: 1960s(?)   6 comments

Posted at 3:14 am in historic,stores

I really don't know anything about this building on Leesburg Road near James Browder Road. It does have that classic "country general store" look though. From the construction, I would guess that it was built pre-war. Even the electrical connection with the obvious insulators has kind of a 1930s look. The closing date I assigned, 1960s, is a total guess. The place has obviously not seen any maintenance in quite a while, but it could have easily lasted into the 1970s or even longer. Even today, the area is very rural, and some odd retail establishements (like Mr. Bunky's on the Sumter Highway) still survive.


Written by ted on February 21st, 2010

6 Responses to 'Country Store, Leesburg Road: 1960s(?)'

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  1. The first picture of the "Country Store" reminds me of the old Lykesland Post Office . Not to far apart at 8306 Garners Ferry Road , just before the traffic light @ Trotter Road;To Columbia lane.
    "Bo"

    "Bo"

    21 Feb 10 at 11:54 am

  2. Very interesting post. Have you ever seen the old Monticello Mercantile up by Lake Monticello? Here's a link to some info about it: http://www.nationalregister.sc.gov/fairfield/S10817720026/index.htm

    Kenneth

    21 Feb 10 at 4:05 pm

  3. No, I'd never seen that. Interesting. This one is obviously a smaller building than that and I doubt it goes back to the 19th century.

    ted

    22 Feb 10 at 12:49 am

  4. Not really on Leesburg Road. Its on Old Leesburg Road which starts At Trotter Road and runs next to Leesburg. It starts as a dirt road then turns to a paved road then back to a dirt road near Congress Road I know the store was open in the early 80's and was called Johnnys. I used to stop there and get a beer ( in a brown bag ) when I was going fishing in Eastover. I think Johnnys last name was Grant

    gary

    23 Feb 10 at 12:12 am

  5. Are you sure about that? This is definitely on the paved "new" Leesburg road (aka SC 262). It's not far from James Browder Road which is a cut-through connecting Old Leesburg Road with Leesburg Road , but it is not on Old Leesburg.

    ted

    23 Feb 10 at 12:24 am

  6. Your right Ted I was thinking off a different store

    gary

    23 Feb 10 at 4:56 pm

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