Suwanee Historic District Information Is Online

National Register listing also gives backgrounds on properties in the district.

The house on the Everett's Music Barn property is part of the historic district. (Credit: nps.gov.)
The house on the Everett's Music Barn property is part of the historic district. (Credit: nps.gov.)
A general store, a bank, a doctor's office ...

Those are some of the historical background facts that now are available online, with the inclusion of the Suwanee Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Effective Dec. 24, 2013, the National Park Service included a 67-acre portion of Old Town Suwanee in its National Register of Historic Places. Suwanee officials began the application process in 2012, and had the support of state officials.

The Suwanee listing now appears on the National Register website.

Among other things, the listing includes backgrounds of so-called "contributing" buildings in the district.

For example, here's some of the background for the vacant Pierce's Corner building on Main Street, which was a focal point of the city's efforts to establish a historic district:

The two-story brick building at 597 Main Street (photographs 1 and 19) was constructed in 1910 by George Little. Historic uses include a general store and doctors' office. A.M. Little & Cape Byrd, whose names can be found in the cast iron threshold along with the construction date, operated a store on the first floor. Later stores were run by Martin Verner, William Wilson, and Marvin Verner. Dr.William Jinks had his office upstairs in the early part of the twentieth century. George Pierce purchased the building sometime after 1938 and gave it the name by which it is known today (Pierce's Corner). 

The complete National Register registration form is here.

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