North Carolina Country Store in 1939

This picture of a country store on a dirt road in Gordonton, N.C., was taken by Dorothea Lange in 1939. Those are gasoline and kerosene pumps. It is part of the Library of Congress collection of historic photos. Lange worked for the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression. 

The truly remarkable thing is that the building still exists on that same country road in North Carolina. The rough hewn cypress column are still there, as are the improbably balanced rocks that support the porch. It can even be found on Google Street View! The address is 75 Wheelers Church Rd., Cedars Grove, North Carolina.

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