New Historic Plaque Downtown

March 11, 2013

Main Street Toccoa unveils another historic plaque in downtown.

Last Thursday, the latest plaque was unveiled at what used to be the Nickelback Shoe Store on Doyle Street in downtown Toccoa.

Main Street Toccoa’s Kembra Landry said that the building was known as the Nickelback for more than 20 years.

“It was first owned by the Collins family, who owned a lot of property on the south side of Toccoa,” said Landry. “The last member of the Collins family never married and eventually sold the property to Walter Button and he owned the Nickelback shoe store, with another location being in Gainesville, Georgia. When Nickelback closed, the building was home to two other businesses in the 1990s, Flower and Candy Basket and Falling Waters Bakery and Café.”

Currently, the building houses Harris Communications and Spa and Salon Anastasia.

The 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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