Now and Then

Sometimes, the old buildings survive and prosper.
This is one example from Union Grove, NC.

The Union Grove General Store in 2023
And the same store, likely taken in the mid to late 1950’s. (via Iredell County Library)

This little building was once part of the Union Grove school but was moved across highway 901 when the new school building was built and turned into a small family grocery/gas station by Zeb and Betty Speece. It sat empty for a number of years but was purchased in 2009 by Josj Cockerham as part of a mulch and landscaping business and was eventually opened as the Union Grove General Store.

Many of our old buildings don’t survive but for this one, so far the passing of time has been kind to it.

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Published by Abandoned NC

I went back to my old home and the furrow of each year plowed like surf across the place had not washed memory away. -A. R. Ammons

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