Main Street Toccoa Unveils Historic Plaque

Main Street Toccoa unveils its latest historic downtown plaque.

Officials gathered last Thursday at Threads Sports on Sage Street in downtown Toccoa for the unveiling.

Kembra Landry with Main Street Toccoa said the building has been used for many things since the early part of the 20th century.

“The space has been used for a variety of purposes, a furniture store, a music store, a brick warehouse, and an office for the Toccoa Banking Company,” said Landry.

According to the city, J.B. McMurry purchased the building in 1933 to use as a general “junk” store. Mr. McMurry sold the building to Fred L. Hayes in 1956, who at the time also owned the department store next door.

Mr. Charles W. Smith bought the building in 1961 and opened Smith’s Drugs, which remained there for over 20 years.

In 1986, the drug store changed names and moved next door and in 1990, it became Threads Sports.

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.