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Plains in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plains Pharmacy

 
 
Plains Pharmacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2021
1. Plains Pharmacy Marker
Inscription.  
In the early 1900’s, this was a two story brick building erected by the Wise brothers for their first hospital in Plains. Plains Pharmacy was located on the ground floor of this building. Eventually, the hospital was relocated and the second floor became a beauty shop owned and operated by Mrs. Anne Gay Dodson, as well as offices for Dr. Bowman Wise.

In 1912, Dr. L.E. Godwin Sr. and Dr. J.H. Monts bought into the drug store as partners. During these years, the drug store was a center of community life with a Victrola to provide music, a soda fountain for refreshments, three soda tables with chairs for comfort and a ceiling fan for pleasure.

In 1954 at the time of his father’s death, L.E. Godwin, Jr. became owner of Plains Pharmacy and at his retirement in 1968, L.E. Godwin III assumed ownership.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 32° 1.994′ N, 84° 23.639′ W. Marker is in Plains, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Main Street and South Hudson Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level just to the left of the Plains Pharmacy northeast corner entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Main Street, Plains GA 31780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plains Depot (a few steps from this marker); President Jimmy Carter (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains Inn and Antique Mall (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains Honors Her Own Jimmy Carter (within shouting distance of this marker); Plains City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Walters Grocery Company (within shouting distance of this marker); M and M Cash Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plains.
 
Also see . . .  Plains, Georgia.
In addition to the peanut industry, Plains was at one time recognized for its prestigious medical community. In the early 1900s three doctors who were also brothers, Samuel Paul Wise, Bowman J. Wise, and Burr Thaddeus Wise, a pioneer in surgery and radium therapy, established the first hospital in town, Wise Sanitarium, known then as the “Mayo Clinic of the South.”
(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Plains Pharmacy (<i>northeast corner entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2021
2. Plains Pharmacy (northeast corner entrance)
(marker is mounted just left of doorway)
Plains Pharmacy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2021
3. Plains Pharmacy
“If These Sidewalks Could Talk” Mural<br>(<i>east wall of Plains Pharmacy</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 6, 2021
4. “If These Sidewalks Could Talk” Mural
(east wall of Plains Pharmacy)
Plains Peanut Festival
Plains, Peanuts and a President
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Plains High School 1921
Billy Carter’s Service Station
Jimmy Carter boyhood home, Archery
Maranatha Baptist Church
Plains Depot and SAM Shortline
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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