J.T. Brogdon Store — Manning, South Carolina
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This shuttered store in a rural corner of Manning was likely established in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century by local farmer and merchant James Thomas “J.T.” Brogdon. A 1914 copy of the Insurance Press mentions the store under its “What is Burning” section, stating that the store suffered a loss of $8,000, presumably in a fire. The store was rebuilt and likely operated by J.T. Brogdon’s son, J.T. Brogdon, Jr., following Brogdon, Sr.’s death in 1945. At some point a gas pump, complete with an awning for cars, was added to the store as a modern convenience.
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J.T. Brogdon Store Info
Address: 3555 Old Manning Road, Manning, SC 29102
GPS Coordinates: 33.786129,-80.299772