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33. Leavell General Store (1885)

Plaster scored to resemble finely dressed limestone ashlar was a means of achieving a refined look without the labor-intensive process of hand-tooling stone. Handsome keystone segmental arches over the windows and a simple metal cornice remain from the original façade. The first floor was remodeled along with the interior of the building in the early 1970’s.

Additional information:
This three-story building included a gallery floor between the first and third floors when it was built, sometime around 1885. This gallery likely contained furniture. It originally housed a dry goods store, clothing, groceries, hardware and harnesses.

In 1889, John H. Leavell opened his successful dry goods business in the building and stayed here until until the early 1900s.

​Fun Facts:
1. John Leavell, a Civil War veteran, led the first hook and ladder company of the Georgetown Fire Department.
2. George Gillett opened a hardware store in the building in 1910.
3. I. J. McCook, a local CPA, occupied the building in the 1980s.

Date: 2023

Image Credit: David Valdez, 2023

Date: 1984

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