Monday, January 9, 2017

McCurry's Men's Shop Historic Plaque Installed

Press Release

Release: Immediate

Contact:  Christian Hamilton, 706.898.5777

RE: Completed Installation of Historic Plaque at The Chattel Shop/Phyllis’ Hairworks

TOCCOA, GA – On Thursday, January 5, 2017, The Chattel Shop/Phyllis’ Hairworks received the third historic plaque in the 2016-2017 series of plaques dedicated to downtown buildings. The ceremony took place at 5:00 p.m. in front of The Chattel Shop to celebrate the history of McCurry’s Men’s Shop.

A classic sight in Historic Downtown Toccoa, McCurry’s Men’s Shop was founded by Mr. Carl McCurry as a retail location designed to provide casual, formal, and professional wear to men of all ages. The building which housed McCurry’s Men’s Shop was originally constructed around the year 1900, making it one of the older buildings in Downtown Toccoa.

Currently, the building that housed McCurry’s Men’s Shop is now owned by Phyllis Skelton and is home to her business, Phyllis’ Hairworks, a successful downtown women’s hair salon, as well as Gail’s Infinity Hair Salon, and The Chattel Shop.

The ceremony was brief and memorable, with a large crowd drawing from family members and friends, the Toccoa Historic Preservation Commission, ER Committee, Promotions Committee, downtown business practitioners, community members, and Main Street staff. Many anecdotes were told regarding the history of the building and the legacy of Mr. Carl McCurry himself.

The next historic plaque will be presented at Sherwin-Williams, honoring the legacy of Sherwin-Williams, on February 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.

For further questions, please contact Christian Hamilton at the Main Street Office in City Hall at 706.898.5777.