One week after an historic marker was erected on Gervais Street to honor the courage of civil rights pioneer George Elmore, the church next door demolished the old Waverly five-and-dime building that Elmore operated until he was targeted for his actions. Retired educator, M.L. Kohn grew up in a home around the corner from Elmore's family home.  She recalls coming to the building when it was Dantzler Shoe repair to get her school shoes repaired.  "I guess I kept them in business," she says with a chuckle because of how often she had to visit.  "That was part of my childhood."  Kohn sifts through the rubble looking for bricks to save in memory of George Elmore and the old building. "I want to preserve the bricks from this historic structure."
One week after an historic marker was erected on Gervais Street to honor the courage of civil rights pioneer George Elmore, the church next door demolished the old Waverly five-and-dime building that Elmore operated until he was targeted for his actions. Retired educator, M.L. Kohn grew up in a home around the corner from Elmore's family home. She recalls coming to the building when it was Dantzler Shoe repair to get her school shoes repaired. "I guess I kept them in business," she says with a chuckle because of how often she had to visit. "That was part of my childhood." Kohn sifts through the rubble looking for bricks to save in memory of George Elmore and the old building. "I want to preserve the bricks from this historic structure." kkfoster@thestate.com
One week after an historic marker was erected on Gervais Street to honor the courage of civil rights pioneer George Elmore, the church next door demolished the old Waverly five-and-dime building that Elmore operated until he was targeted for his actions. Retired educator, M.L. Kohn grew up in a home around the corner from Elmore's family home. She recalls coming to the building when it was Dantzler Shoe repair to get her school shoes repaired. "I guess I kept them in business," she says with a chuckle because of how often she had to visit. "That was part of my childhood." Kohn sifts through the rubble looking for bricks to save in memory of George Elmore and the old building. "I want to preserve the bricks from this historic structure." kkfoster@thestate.com

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