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Toccoa in Stephens County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance

circa 1941

 
 
R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2021
1. R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance Marker
Inscription.  
R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance opened in this location in 1972, now the oldest store of its kind in the city. The family owned business occupied this space for 21 years. Robert Troup bought the building in 1993 to expand his business. The building has a pent roof and gabled dormers.
Presented by the City of Toccoa

 
Erected by City of Toccoa, Georgia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 34° 34.759′ N, 83° 19.677′ W. Marker is in Toccoa, Georgia, in Stephens County. Marker is on Doyle Street east of North Pond Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the east [left] side of the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Doyle Street, Toccoa GA 30577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troup's Studio (a few steps from this marker); Hudgins Furniture (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephens Federal Bank (within shouting distance of this
R. L. Smith Memorial plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2021
2. R. L. Smith Memorial plaque
(mounted below marker)
R. L. Smith
Feb. 28, 1924 — June 5, 2012
The true measure of a man is how he
treats someone who can do him
absolutely no good.
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marker); McBath Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Auto Associate Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Barron and Lawrence 5 and 10 Cent Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Apple Grocery / Sears (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toccoa.
 
Regarding R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance. Contributing property, Toccoa Downtown Historic District, National Register of Historic Places #11000879.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Plaque Program. Main Street Toccoa website entry:
R. L. Smith first started a television and appliance center at the corner of Doyle and Pond Streets on June 1, 1966. In January of 1972, Smith Furniture opened in this downtown location, formerly a garage, where the store operated for 21 years. Mr. Smith actively supported Downtown Toccoa through the years and served as president of the Downtown Merchants Association. Smith Furniture, now located at 1107 S. Big A Road, is the oldest store of its kind in the city. (Submitted on November 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 6, 2021
3. R. L. Smith Furniture and Appliance Building
(marker is visible on the east [left] side of the front entrance)
 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Aug. 20, 2022