Contact: Christian Hamilton, 706.898.5777
RE: Historic Plaque Ceremony, Sherwin-Williams, February 2, 2017
TOCCOA, GA – The fourth historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings will be unveiled on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5 p.m., at Sherwin Williams, located at 33 North Sage Street.
In May of 1963, the Toccoa Sherwin-Williams opened, serving as a downtown staple for the last 53 years. However, this building was not always a Sherwin-Williams. Constructed in 1953, the Sherwin-Williams building has housed several businesses, including two furniture stores, the Gibson-Wilson Furniture store and, for a very short time in the beginning of the 1960s, Stinespring Furniture. Next door, Sewell Furniture opened in October of 1962 and stayed in that location for 31 years, effectively creating a nexus of furniture stores around the block over several years. This building is currently owned by Mr. Janney Sanders, a local attorney.
The historic plaque program highlights ten historic buildings in Toccoa, and the remaining plaques are set to follow each month. Once all plaques have been installed, they will be added to Main Street Toccoa’s Historic Walking Tour Guide.
Everyone is invited to attend this event! The Main Street Office is happy to answer any questions. Please contact Christian Hamilton at 706.898.5777 for inquiries.