Then and Now

Friday, November 18, 2016
The 'Then' picture in Tuesday's Weekend edition needed some investigation. From the picture you can deduce that it was 'George's' and that it was probably a drug store, as seen on the window and the advertising of Coca-Cola and the soda fountain on the sign. There is a gentleman in a wheelchair at the left of the photograph, who may have been getting medicine at the store. Several people speculated that the store is where the Senior Center Thrift Store, next to Wilson's TV, is today. An overlay of the current picture and the historic picture lines up accurately. Also, note in the historic picture that the reflection in the window shows the Grand View Hotel/St. George Hotel and the thrift store is the only building with a window where the hotel would appear as it does. So as it stands, the historic George's sat at the corner of Church Street and Hubbert Street on the Square. Here's what it looks like now. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

The 'Then' picture in Tuesday's Weekend edition needed some investigation. From the picture you can deduce that it was 'George's' and that it was probably a drug store, as seen on the window and the advertising of Coca-Cola and the soda fountain on the sign. There is a gentleman in a wheelchair at the left of the photograph, who may have been getting medicine at the store. Several people speculated that the store is where the Senior Center Thrift Store, next to Wilson's TV, is today. An overlay of the current picture and the historic picture lines up accurately. Also, note in the historic picture that the reflection in the window shows the Grand View Hotel/St. George Hotel and the thrift store is the only building with a window where the hotel would appear as it does. So as it stands, the historic George's sat at the corner of Church Street and Hubbert Street on the Square. Here's what it looks like now. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

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