Tuesday, December 5, 2017

General Store


This old combination general store/post office/gas station was built in 1916 in the small town of Overstreet on Florida's gulf coast. It was moved to its present site along with several other historic buildings to form a quaint little village on what is now known as White Dog Plantation, a charming retreat that serves as an event venue and also offers rooms for overnight guests. It is located just north of town. My daughter attended a wedding there over the weekend and took this photo.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.


26 comments:

Kay said...

This looks like a real step back in time, in particular the Post Office sign.

BeachGypsy said...

hi there Lois, glad you stopped by and also so glad that you know what Frisch's is....LOl--not many people know what I am talking about when I mention Frischs, ha ha LOL. OH my gosh I LOVE THEIR BIG BOY SANDWICHES...I ate so many while were were up north! LOL They also have the best onion rings...and back in the day they had the best coconut and chocolate PIE!!--not sure if they still have those or not. They used to have amazing fish sandwiches too....but I didn't see those on the menu now. What was your favorite food there? Do you remember the HOT FUDGE CAKE???! I love your post today--would love to visit there. I love the old fashioned general stores. So neat how they have restored it/kept it up and can use it for events, etc.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Uma bela casinha.
Uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

A pretty original building.

Sandra said...

I would love to live in this house, if you remove the porch, it is my grandmothers house in Manassas GA... she had 3 steps up to the door. daddy was born in it in 1913, I think it was built in 1901

Sandra said...

bob did fine, will be doing a story on the afer

Karl Demetz said...

What a nice little store !

Klara S said...

Very pretty building.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty building. I like these old general stores. The vintage signs are great! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Sharon Anck said...

It's wonderful that this building was preserved. I love hearing histories like this especially about buildings that served so many purposes all in one spot.

RedPat said...

That is a real flashback, Lois!

Kate said...

All the signs point to a trip down memory lane: the Gulf sign, King Edward Cigars plus the red chairs on the porch. I love visiting small villages that have establishments such as these. . . people with a real sense of history and nostalgia.

Marleen said...

A wonderful historic building, and I like all the signs!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm happy to see it standing there Lois, saving a wee bit of history instead of bulldozing it down is good to see.

William Kendall said...

It is a pretty building. It reminds me somewhat of countryside general stores here I've seen.

Susie of Arabia said...

This has so much old fashioned charm!

Revrunner said...

They're definitely disappearing. I used to buy hard candy from a store like this as well as redeem empty coke bottles.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Cool!!! That would most definitely be a great place to visit.

A Colorful World said...

I love it! So happy they preserved this wonderful general store!

bill burke said...

Very cool! A classic general store and it has just about anything you need.

Tom said...

...what a sweet little place, a wonderful look back to a simple time. This is the kind of place I dream of finding. Thanks Lois for sharing.

Christine said...

I love it! To me it epitomises classic America!

Rose said...

I love places like this!

Linda said...

Interesting that they moved it. That is expensive.

Kay L. Davies said...

There were a few places like this when I was growing up in the interior of the province of British Columbia in the 50s, but fewer in the 60s, and all had become memories by the 70s. I'm glad, though, that I have some of these memories now in the 21st century. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

bettyl-NZ said...

Places like this make me smile knowing that they are cared for. What a great piece of history.