Thursday, December 23, 2010

General Store

There's been a change in plans. The boat is being loaded onto the truck today and will still be transported to Virginia in early January but instead of going to Olverson's, Clementine will be now be delivered to the Lewisetta Marina on the Coan River. (There were several issues with the offload capabilities of boat yards in close proximity to Lottsburg.) This pic is of the historic general store that will soon be available to us. Online research tells me they sell deli sandwiches, make coffee, and have a reasonable supply of hardware. I'm still hoping they have showers and laundry facilities. Photo by R.W. Dawson.


Hariklia said...

These unique old stores remind me of how much we have lost with the homogeneity of the modern world. 7/11s from your side of the world to mine, and golden arches everywhere. A lovely old building.
Good luck with getting a hot shower!

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

I agree completely, Hariklia. I wish the trend was to revitalize rather than rebuild in order to retain individuality and character in buildings.

Mom said...

Leslie, this looks vey much like my grandfather's general store in Burwood. He sold it years back, but it is still there and going strong. The last time I went, Aunt Jan and I sat out on the front steps and ate some of those deli sandwiches, along with pickles from a huge jar. My grandfather's rolltop desk is still there. Have you been there?

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

I haven't been to the store in Burwood but I talked about it here on the blog and have a link to it.

If the link doesn't work, go to October 2009 and click on James Boyd Akin. :-)

(I don't think I've ever been to Burwood but would like to go someday with you and Aunt Jan.)