March 30, 2009

Glimpse of the past

Filed under: Guest Photographers, Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 6:43 pm

Rankins_Grocery_by_EverydayEclecticism[1] by you.

This locale is a must-see for me. I’m so GLAD Angie captured and shared this old store and gas station with us. She says, “Rankins Grocery is on Marchbanks Avenue, past McCants Middle School, a couple blocks before you get to Calhoun Street.” I’m afraid I don’t venture much on this side of town — Angie’s made me aware how much I’m missing!



  1. I like the old Coca Cola sign. Thank you for a nostalgic photo, Angie.

    Comment by RamblingRound — March 30, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

  2. Thank you. I have had to pass it every school day during 3rd, 4th, and now 5th grade. It has fascinated me everyday! Here’s a link to my blog post with a couple of different shots of the same location…

    Angie S

    Comment by jakshaw — March 30, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

  3. In the early ’70s we had an experimental class then called Enviromental Sience. We would walk to Rankins Store for Cokes and a snack. (they were not sold in school then) Then they let us take our cars to different lakes for ‘experimental projects’. What security? We never got hurt!!

    Comment by Barron Cooley — September 3, 2009 @ 1:09 am

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