No longer extant, Faris Store in the unincorporated community of Catawba was owned by the Faris family from 1907 through 1934. It was moved to private property when Catawba’s new post office was built, but it was torn down in 2020.
Descendant Trent Faris shares the information below:
Faris Store was operated by James Craig Faris, Sr. until his death of pneumonia in December 1934 at the age of 52. The store was moved from its location to make way for the current Catawba Post Office. The store was moved to a property near the intersection of Cureton Ferry Road and the railroad tracks. These images show the store that was turned into a barn by my grandfather, Oliver Faris, and uncle, Joe Faris. It was torn down in 2020. Also attached are photos of the phone numbers written on the wall of the store by my great-grandfather, one of which was the National Weather Bureau Office. The Faris Family served as cooperative weather observers for the National Weather Service since 1907.