Flashback photos: Georgia downtowns, 1908-1987 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 49 AJC file Cartersville storefronts in 1954. 2 / 49 Manning Department Store on Main Street in Alpharetta, Georgia, ca. 1920. 3 / 49 AJC file Cars parked in front of Athens' City Hall, 1934 4 / 49 AJC file College Avenue in downtown Athens, 1934 5 / 49 AJC file Clarke County Courthouse in downtown Athens, 1934 6 / 49 AJC file Bustling street scene of pedestrians and street cars in downtown Atlanta’s Five Points, circa 1920s. 7 / 49 AJC file Pedestrians and automobiles pack in on Augusta's busiest street, Broad Street, in the 1930s. 8 / 49 AJC file Shops and cars lined up along Broad Street in Augusta, circa 1940s 9 / 49 AJC file Downtown Brunswick, Georgia, in 1949. 10 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Shops along Buford's Main Street on a Saturday afternoon, circa 1950s. 11 / 49 Henry T. Steely/AJC Passengers wait on the platform at the Cedartown railroad station, 1961 12 / 49 JoEllen Black/AJC Renovated storefronts in Clayton, Georgia, 1987 13 / 49 Bill Young/AJC Automobiles parked along Dacula's main street of shops, 1959 14 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Lumpkin County Courthouse in 1966, now home to Dahlonega Gold Museum. 15 / 49 Kenneth Walker/AJC City Hall in downtown Decatur, 1979 16 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Surveyors in front of the DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Decatur, 1976 17 / 49 AJC file Fire engine and the two members of the Fire Department, East Point, Georgia, 1911. The original caption noted that the two gentlemen pictured, Dan McDuffie and Sparks Tribble, were the entire East Point Fire Department. 18 / 49 AJC file Elbert County Courthouse in Elberton, 1961 19 / 49 Guy Hayes Man drinking from a water fountain along an empty street in Flowery Branch, circa 1950s 20 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Downtown Gainesville’s round square, 1951 21 / 49 AJC file Men and a dog surrounding a street car after an ice storm, Gainesville, Georgia, January 31, 1908. 22 / 49 AJC file Gainesville, Georgia, town square, showing the damage done by the 1936 tornado, April 1936. 23 / 49 Bob Harrell/AJC Bryant Fuller Grocery and country store, exterior view with Exxon gas pump, Mountville, Georgia, March 1978. 24 / 49 Van Toole/AJC Women standing beside sign announcing a bird sanctuary, Hapeville, Georgia, February 1957. 25 / 49 Kenneth Rogers/AJC file Downtown Louisville, Georgia, circa 1950s 26 / 49 Walter Frank Winn/AJC Jefferson County Courthouse at Louisville, Georgia, September 1940. 27 / 49 Charles R. Pugh Jr./AJC First parking garage to open in downtown Macon, probably in the early 1960s. 28 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Pedestrians walking in downtown Macon, 1952 29 / 49 Andy Sharp/AJC Cars line the street of downtown Milledgeville, 1980 30 / 49 AJC file Downtown Monroe, Georgia, in 1946 31 / 49 AJC file Shops and buildings in downtown Moultrie, 1930s 32 / 49 AJC file Coweta County Courthouse in downtown Newnan, 1940s 33 / 49 Kenneth Rogers/AJC Movie theaters and stores in downtown Newnan's business district, October 1950 34 / 49 Kenneth Rogers/AJC Historic Coweta County Courthouse looming over Newnan's business district, October 1950 35 / 49 Steve Helber/AJC Tractor pulling a peanut cart in Plains, Georgia, October 1980 36 / 49 Owen Lively/AJC Cars passing by stores and shops along Rome's Broad Street, 1930s 37 / 49 AJC file Model T's line the streets in front of the shops along Broad Street in downtown Rome, 1920s. Photo looks north. 38 / 49 Owen Lively/AJC View of downtown Rome overlooking the river and town, 1930s 39 / 49 AJc file Newly constructed federal post office in Savannah, 1934 40 / 49 AJC file Downtown Savannah near Johnson Square and City Hall, 1930s 41 / 49 AJC file Newly built liquor store after the end of prohibition, 1938. It stood right beside Smyrna City Hall. 42 / 49 AJC file Statesboro's courthouse and town square, 1949 43 / 49 Guy Hayes/AJC Crowds gather in front of Swainsboro's courthouse for the Pine Tree Festival, May 1953 44 / 49 Carolyn Williams/AJC James W. Holland, driving his Ercoupe airplane through downtown Valdosta, Georgia, March 1950. 45 / 49 AJC file Cars line the main street of Wrens, Georgia, circa 1940s 46 / 49 AJC file Main retail street in the rural town of Wrens, circa 1940s 47 / 49 AJC file Residents in the small town of Wrens, circa 1940s 48 / 49 J.C. Lee/AJC Herschel Walker poses outside downtown Wrightsville courthouse, December 1979. He was a student at Wrightsville’s Johnson County High School at the time. 49 / 49 AJC file The year was 1928 and this farm couple followed a rural Saturday tradition by hitching up their horse to their buggy and riding into the Calhoun County community of Edison in southwest Georgia. The Saturday visit was a time to hear the latest news, buy such staples as coffee and sugar and visit with friends. Related Flashback photos: Through Gwinnett’s past, 1942-1992 Flashback photos: 75 years ago, wartime Georgia 1942 Flashback Photos: Navigating North Avenue, 1946-1999 Flashback photos: Cobb County, 1887-1988 Flashback photos: Once upon a time in Decatur Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.