Saturday, July 21, 2007

Fuston's Discount Variety Store

Fuston's Discount Variety Store barn

As you can see, the top lines are on a background of black, with the letters in white with a dark red shadow, with the bottom lines white in a dark red round-cornered rectangle.

This barn is located on Highway TN145, which is the quiet country road in Cannon County that runs from Woodbury to Auburntown. This painted advertisement barn, with roosters running around is located somewhere between the unincorporated towns of Brysonville and Hardscrabble. It's not far from a pretty neat goat farm.


I'm not sure, but I think I saw another barn for these people on US70 (not 70S) near Dowelltown. It would have been an ad for their second location in Smithville, TN.

I can't find any store named Fuston's Discount Variety Store, but there is a Fuston's Antiques. Best I can tell, this is a new location or a new retail business from the same owner or family. Fuston's Antiques of Woodbury is located on Main St., which is U.S. Highway 70S, across the street from the Cannon County Courthouse.

Cannon County Court House Woodbury Drug Center - Now Fuston's Antiques

Manchester Highway would be highway TN53, as it runs from Woodbury's city square to Manchester, the county seat of Coffee County. However, this highway is not labeled as the Manchester Highway anymore. In town, it is South McCrary St. and further from town it is the Jim Cummings Highway. Jim Cummings was a highly influential state senator and congressman from the late 1920's through the early 70's. The Manchester highway was renamed for him soon after his death in 1979. This likely means the barn was first painted 30 years ago or more.

See it on a map HERE.
Lat & Lon: 35.975329oN & -86.875329oW


Blogger TomBrent72 said...

Thanks for posting these great pictures. Brings back a lot of memories of my early years in and around Woodbury! Fuston's Discount Variety Store existed approximately from the late 60s to mid-80s era. It was the second store opened by the Fuston family. Their original store was a 5 & Dime on the square. That store probably dated from the 1940s. The antique store is operated by the same family.

9:39 AM, September 18, 2008  

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