This Macon County metal print features the historic Ideal Georgia depot. This railroad depot was built circa 1906 as the Atlanta Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad Depot. The depot is actually integral to the mythos of Ideal. So the story goes, the community here was originally called "Joe Town" after one of the leading residents of this little railroad village. But when the depot was opened one of the visiting railroad executives referred to the community as an "ideal" location and the name took on a life of its own. Ideal was incorporated in 1907.
I chose to depict the depot as an Ideal version of itself. Being lucky enough to come across a 1980's photo of the depot, I saw that it originally had a tile roof that has since been replaced with asphalt shingles. But there was a real charm to the old style roof with that victorian tower that I found so appealing.
The Ideal Georgia Depot is now used as a community center . Like most old passenger/freight depots in small towns across the country, it fell out of use but is still a source of local pride. So many have been allowed to fall into ruin so it's wonderful to see one that is well-loved like this one, don't you agree?
I hope you'll share your thoughts about the Ideal depot and my depiction of it. What attracts you to the artwork on this Macon County metal print?
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
Alison - Doraville, GA
The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
Betsy - Gainesville, GA
She Loves It!
My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
Thank you so much!
Micah - Rocky Point, NC
Metal Prints - Product Information
Metal prints are a contemporary and stylish choice that will arrive at your door ready to hang.
The artwork is printed on a 1/16" thick sheet of aluminum that is then mounted on a 3/4" thick wooden frame. The wooden frame is recessed from the edge of the print giving the appearance of a thin high-gloss metal print that appears to be offset from your wall.
Each metal print is made to your order and printed using archival quality materials that should last a lifetime. Metal prints take 10 to 15 business days to produce and are shipped directly to you in sturdy packaging.
The only decision you will have to make when ordering your metal print is how large you would like it to be.