All to often, in the name of progress, older buildings are torn down and replaced with more modern structures. These shops are on Hamilton Street in Dalton, GA, and are a wonderful example of historical preservation.
The Book Nook was Ruth's Dress Shop in the mid 1950's - I'm not sure exactly how old the building itself is. The original floors are still there, highly polished and with the familiar 'creak' from years gone by. The Yellow Bird was once a shoe store with its large front windows and inviting double glass doors.
The allure of Southern towns can be seen if you will bypass the sprawling malls, and seek out the personalities of both the historical buildings and the people who love and care for them.