New Downtown Toccoa Historic Plaque Unveiled

December 7, 2012
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The Toccoa Main Street program unveils another historic downtown plaque.

Thursday, the latest historic plaque was unveiled at the Addy Building, located on the corner of Tugalo and Pond streets.

According to Kembra Landry with the Toccoa Main Street program, the building has housed a number of businesses over the years.

“The row of offices has been operated by various individuals,” said Landry. “However, the Addy family has been said to be the longest known owner. Originally conveyed by CH Dance, a furniture manufacturing business, to Emily Whilliford in 1920, this property fell into the hands of the Addy family in 1938. Mr. Addy passed the title of ownership to his wife. Many businesses have been located in this row of buildings since, including Liberty TV Cable, Ideal Cleaners, Stewarts Banker, GA Pool Company, an ice cream parlor, and a funeral home.”

Currently, the building is home to a number of businesses.

A new historic downtown building is scheduled to be featured with a plaque each month.

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

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