Faison 1920’s


Main Street in Faison – 1920’s

Witherington Building in early 1900s


Main Street Faison – est. 1925-1929

1924 – Main Street Faison & Typical day at the Market

The First Produce Shed

Observe the Faison Depot in the background

View looking toward the railroad tracks

View looking across the rail road tracks

[The house/structure across the railroad tracks is the Hotel operated by Lille Oates McCullen]

Entrance to Faison Hotel

Operated by Lil Oates McCullen

Mid-to-Late 1920s in front of Lillie Oates McCullen Hotel (location of the new post office)
Lillie w/ mother Mittie Martin Oates, Stella McColman, Lillie (Sanders) Rhodes [niece of Mittie]

Faison Hotel….built by Isham Faison in mid 1872, sold 1/2 interest to John C. Hines in 1873 who sold the same 1/2 interest to
John B. Lane in 1875 who in return sold 1/2 interest back to Isham R Faison in 1879, then sold to B.B. Witherington in 1899 for $900…
Witherington heirs sold it to Lillie Oates McCullen in 1925 for $3500… It was located where the Faison Post Office is now located.
[Research conducted by William House]


1929 – Main Street Faison


Close-up of the store shown in the above picture from 1929. See below discussion about the ownership.

INSERT TEXT from WIlliam House

Leonidas Harper Pridgen at age 86 yrs 5 mos taking his first plane ride
Leonidas Harper Pridgen at age 86 yrs 5 mos taking his first plane ride, August 29, 1929

1930 Piney Grove High School