Historic Plaque Unveiled at Downtown Flowers

June 11, 2013

Courtesy City of Toccoa

The city of Toccoa continues its historic plaque program in downtown.

Thursday, city officials gathered at what is now Downtown Flowers on Tugalo Street in downtown Toccoa for the latest plaque dedication.

The building was formerly a Standard Oil Service Station.

Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa said that Standard Oil Stations were iconic in the 1930s and 1940s.

“Many have been added to the National Register of Historic Places and the National Park Service,” said Landry. “During the time that it was a car service station, Paul Anderson worked there. We thought that was pretty neat.”

A third bay door was added after the 1950s.

This plaque is one of a series that have been unveiled in downtown Toccoa over the past couple of years.

Eventually, Main Street officials have said they want to create a walking tour and podcast to highlight the historic buildings.

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