Monday, January 29, 2007

Todd General Store

"Todd General Store"... 6x8" Oil on Panel, alla prima, 12-29-2006.
SOLD... Thanks Martha!

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Americana at its best... Let this painting titled "Todd General Store" take you back to a nostalgic time before 7-11's and chain convenient stores. A time when mom and pop general stores dotted our landscape and not only served the community as a place to get mercantile goods but as a gathering place for fellowship. Built in 1914, Todd General Store is located along the South Fork of the New River in Todd, North Carolina... It still serves the community in this way. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and according to Kirk Carrison of Preservation North Carolina, the Todd General Store is one of only five or six authentic general stores remaining in North Carolina. The Todd General Store is the oldest operating store in Ashe County and remains "the gathering place" for local residents where stories of days past are still swapped, relationships are built, and community spirit nourished.

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