Newell’s

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Newell’s

Goshen, IN

Located on Main Street in downtown Goshen, Indiana, It was well known for woman’s clothing.  With changes throughout the building’s history, I tried to create the store as it once looked.  Since 1880 when the store opened, Newell’s sustained 4 generations of the family business until 2008. The store has changed in many ways, but the “Newell’s” stained glass sign still remains at 201 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)
 
8″ x 12″ Black Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ White Edge………. $109.17
 
8″ x 12″ Wrapped Edge………. $109.17
 
 
12” x 18” Black Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” White Edge ………. $168.07
 
12” x 18” Wrapped Edge ………. $168.07
 
 
16” x 24” Black Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” White Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
16” x 24” Wrapped Edge ………. $226.14 (Most popular)
 
 
20” x 30” Black Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” White Edge………. $314.34
 
20” x 30” Wrapped Edge………. $314.34
 
 
24” x 36”Black Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”White Edge ………. $335.65
 
24” x 36”Wrapped Edge ………. $335.65
 

24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas

 

J H Butterfield’s

 

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

J H Butterfields

Bar Harbor, Maine

While we had finished our southern and east coast art tour, we thought we would take a break and take a short vacation. Since we hadn’t seen the states in the New England area, we decided to take a trip to Maine.  Along the way, we took a lot of pictures, which I have painted a few of them. I struck gold in Bar Harbor, Maine when I saw J H Butterfield and the Christmas Spirit Shop on the main street of the small village.  The Christmas Spirit Shop painting was on the cover of Sunshine Artist magazine for the December issue in 1999.  The J H Butterfield store became one of my favorite paintings. You don’t see stores like this anymore.  I was fascinated by the history of the store, as it changed to making wreaths in the off season, shipping them all over the country and then catering to the locals and tourism during the peak season.

While at Prater’s Mill Festival in Dalton, Georgia, it was raining quite hard, so I left the painting in the trailer, but I had some prints at my display.  A lady from Chattanooga, TN stopped at the booth and fell in love with the print, but asked if I had the original painting.  A long story short, I made a trip to the trailer and she purchased the painting. 

The Christmas Spirit Shop painting in Bar Harbor.

 

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

 

Prints:
 
PAPER PRINTS are  23.5″ X  19.5″ and are available for $65.00, shipped in tube.
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

20″ x 24″Black Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ White Edge………. $148.82

20″ x 24″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

 

30″ x 36″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

30″ x 36″  White Edge………. $204.72

30″ x 36″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

 

 

30″ X 36″ original painting on stretched canvas not available.

 

   

Jackson Drink Stand

 
Copyright Larry Johnston

Jackson Drink Stand

LaGrange, Georgia

I exhibited at several art festivals in LaGrange, Georgia in the mid 1980’s.  After every show, I drove around and take pictures of interesting places in the area, so I could paint one or more for the next years showing.  LaGrange, was no exception. 

As I was driving around town, I had reached an area that was about to change from the nostalgic look to the normal look of the town, so I pulled into a parking lot to turn around, when I saw this old house, with a couch on the front porch.  I guess that was their version of a porch swing, without the swing.  I took a few pictures of it, then as I turned around, there it was, “Jackson Drink Stand”.  Was this alley, the road at one time?  I don’t know, but it was a store, that had once been used, but has since closed.  You never know what you find in out of the way places.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

16″ x 20″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

16″ x 20″  White Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ ………. $375.00 original painting on stretched canvas not available.

Agnew Seed Store

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Agnew Seed Store

Roanoke, Virginia.

One of my favorite Art Festivals took place in the park in Roanoke, Virginia. As I returned for the annual festival, I brought new paintings of the area.  One of the paintings was, at the time, the oldest seed store in the state of Virginia.  The store was handed down through family since its opening in 1897.

The store was located at 301 Market Street, in Roanoke and sold Seeds & Bulbs for wholesale and retail growers.  The inside of the store, had shelves, drawers and displays that took you back in time. Bird seed was a popular item along with feeders for the bird lovers.

After the owners death in 2009, business closed and the building was sold to a couple who owned several other businesses in the area.

The other paintings that I painted over the years from Roanoke, were the Texas Tavern, Roanoke Weiner Stand and Billy’s, located in the Market District. I eventually sold them as a print set of 4, I called my Roanoke Set.

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

 

I love Roanoke and could live there! It is such a cool town.  Here are a few of my favorite places around town…

Hot Dog King

Billy’s on the Ritz

Texas Tavern

Agnew Seed Store

Bradford’s Store

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Bradford’s Store.

Pine Log, Georgia

Bradford’s Store, located on the corner of Calico Valley Road and Pine Log Road was the areas general store, which housed the Post Office from 1833 until 1979.  The area was called Pine Log by the Cherokee Indians prior to 1785 (Georgia Hwy 140, three miles east of US Hwy 411) In 1906 the L & N Railroad was completed and ran from Cartersville, GA to Knoxville, TN and a depot was built and the community became “Rydal”.  The station is gone, but the Post office, built in 1908, still exists.

I had exhibited in a local art festival, called the “Pine Log Arts & Crafts Festival” for several years, so the painting of Bradford’s became very popular in many towns around the area.  The last I heard was, the store was purchased and restored after being vacant for a number of years. The Art Festival has been held at the United Methodist Church Campground, in Rydal.

Prints:
 
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
 
Options:
 
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
 
 
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
 
 
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

 

16″ x 20″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

16″ x 20″  White Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ ………. $375.00 original painting on stretched canvas not available.

 

Lost Mountain Store

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

The Lost Mountain Store

Hwy 176 and Dallas Highway, Georgia

Located west of Marietta, Georgia there is a mountain that is called “Lost Mountain”, because you can see it in the distance, but when you get there, it’s gone. There is an old general store that has been there since about 1900.  I have heard all kinds of tails about the store and its owner, but like many stories from the past, I am not sure how many are true, or how many were made up.

Some of those stories include, that he claimed to have fresh vegetables, which he grew in his own fields, but actually the truck came in late at night with deliveries, so nobody could see.  Another story was told about photographers were run off by the owner with a shotgun, or he wanted to charge them for taking photos of his store.  I was able to photograph the store without incident.

The painting that I did of the store, was quite popular in the area, as was other paintings from artists who lived nearby. The store was too close to the road when they were widening it and were planning to demolish the store.  With a lot of input from the community, the building was moved back far enough to save it from being destroyed.  The store now sits at the edge of a shopping center for all to see.

Prints:
ALL PRINTS are printed on canvas and stretched on wooden stretcher bars and prices vary according to size ordered. Most are 2:3 proportion
Options:
wrapped print- part of the image is wrapped
around the sides of the wood.
Non-wrapped print- The full image is on the face, with white or black edges
(frames and hardware are not included)

11″ x 14″Black Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ White Edge………. $148.82

11″ x 14″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82

16″ x 20″ Black Edge ………. $204.72

16″ x 20″  White Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72

16″ x 20″ ………. $375.00 original painting on stretched canvas not available.

 

Buckeye Store

Copyright Larry Johnston
Copyright Larry Johnston

Buckeye Confectionery

Phoenix, Arizona

Ohio is known as the Buckeye State, as most of us know.  While exhibiting at an art show in Wyandotte, Michigan, not too far from the Ohio – Michigan state line, the show draws people from Ohio and Indiana, as well as Michigan.

A couple from Ohio saw my display and was interested in having a painting done from an old black and white photograph of their great grandfather’s store, that he opened after leaving Ohio many years ago.  The store was located in Phoenix, Arizona at 2120 Buckeye Road.  I have no idea where the connection is, as far as the town of Buckeye and their great grandfather.  At the time I wasn’t familiar with the town of Buckeye, but thought it was interesting, that the street had the same name as the store, (almost).

It’s exciting to meet people and their history and then to become part of it, to be passed down through their future family.