W.D. Summer Store – Pomaria, South Carolina

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This building served as the W.D. Summer Store and sat about a half mile from the Hope Station depot in the Newberry County town of Pomaria. Building general stores near train depots was a common strategy for merchants during the height of rail travel.

Hope Station Store

Ann Helms of Spartanburg, 2010 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

W.D. Summer found success as a merchant in Newberry County and even opened Newberry‘s first liquor store in 1935. It is said that the store sold $500 worth of alcohol during its opening day. Summer operated other stores around the county, including this one.

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Address: Peak Road and Hope Station Road Intersection, Pomaria, SC 29216

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One Comment about W.D. Summer Store

Jay HopeNo Gravatar says:
February 5th, 2015 at 8:36 pm

The photo above is the Summers Store. It is located approx. half a mile from Hope Station.

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