104 NORTH MAIN STREET
The building at 104 North Main Street was built by Dr. W.W. Grubbs sometime between 1900 and 1904. The placard on the sidewalk says 1904, but newspaper articles indicate it was earlier.
The first known business that we know of that occupied this building was W.L. Folkes in 1909. He was a registered pharmacist and was associated with the City Drug Company which sold "Folkes Liver Pills" and "Folkes Dandruff Cure".
Sometime around 1915, the building was a Barber Shop. For most of those years, it was Brackin's Barber Shop. During that time, various businesses and even an apartment occupied the upstairs, such as Versia's Beauty Shoppe (owned by Versia Davis) which occupied the upstairs from 1927 until 1948.
At some point, Hoss Jordan owned the barber shop though the Brackin family still owned the building. Mr. Debbs Trimm was the next owner. During all of this time, the name remained Brackin's Barber Shop. . After Mr. Trimm, Jimmy Bass purchased it and changed the name to Jimmy's Barber Shop. Jimmy continued until he semi-retired. Gary Bradshaw owned the building briefly with the intention of having his legal office there. However, he decided against it and sold it.
Today, 104 North Main is home to @Southern Broadway Dinner Theater . Southern Broadway is an entertainment venue that serves up delicious three course meals followed by a live original stage performance. Susan Gilmore and Lydia Dillingham purchased the historic building at 104 North Main in early 2015. They renovated the building hoping to create a unique atmosphere while retaining many of the beautiful historic features. The business has shown steady growth of patron base over the years to now include customers from Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle.
Want to visit? Check out their showtimes at southernbroadway.com!
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