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Historic paintings on display

Local artist Keith Edmondson has brought history alive with his beautiful and historically accurate paintings of Pike County buildings, bridges and country scenes and now citizens can see his paintings on display. 

Heritage Art by Keith will be on exhibit at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce for a month starting on Aug. 12. A special artist reception will be held for Keith during the Pike County Fair on the Square Bicentennial Celebration set for Saturday, Aug. 20. 

Keith will have paintings and prints for sale at the event. 

Some of the many local historic scenes that Keith has painted include Barnesville Street in downtown Zebulon during the 1920s, young boys fishing at Flat Shoals before the new bridge was built in the 1950s, the train depot in Williamson from the 1950s, the Pine Mountain Service Station which preceded the Rock Store at Highways 109 and 19, Caldwell Grocery at the corner of New Hope Road, Patton’s Grocery on Highway 19 north, Jones Grocery, Clark’s Grocery, the Pike County courthouse, the Concord Drug Store circa 1900, the R.F. Strickland Cotton Gin, the Old Plank Road stagecoach, Gregg’s Farm, Bankston Grocery in Lifsey Springs, the Depot and train station in Zebulon, Williams Mill outside of Meansville, Old Blanton Mill in what is now Spalding but was originally Pike, the Pilkenton-Barker Mill in Molena and the Red Oak Creek covered bridge just a few miles over the Pike line. He also has several country scenes that could be from different areas of Pike such as the interior of a country store, men playing horseshoes and a farmer milking his cow. 

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