Friday, December 6, 2013

Morning Star Country Store, Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, Mississippi

Another former country store sits at the corner of Old Port Gibson Road and Adams Station Road near Utica. It is across the street from the Morning Star Baptist Church, whose address is 11449 Old Port Gibson Rd, Utica, MS.
Morning Star store, Old Port Gibson Road, Utica
I am not sure if the store shared the Morning Star name, but that works well and locals will know what you mean.
The inside has a lot of old stuff on the shelves, and the roof is beginning to fail.  I am often surprised how these old stores look as if the proprietors one day decided not to open, abandoning papers, furniture, and materials in place.
My Utica friend told me that the owners once lived in this little cabin just off to the side of the store.  I thought it looked like a tiny motel unit with two rooms.

Photographs taken with a Panasonic G3 digital camera with 20 mm f/1.7 Lumix lens.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the images and text about a bit of Mississippi. Your documentation is appreciated by me.