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  Henry County has been growing so much lately that some places are becoming unrecognizable. In an effort to preserve some of the history of our community, The Times is displaying photos of Henry County from the past. If you can name the persons or place shown above, write us at and tell us about it. In the next edition, we’ll reveal the location of the picture and notes readers send us. Photo courtesy of Henry/Clayton Genealogical Society. Visit the Genealogical Society at 71 Macon Street (in the Brown House) in McDonough Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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  Thanks to Karen B. Kelley, Beverly Wittler and Clint Castellaw for correctly identifying the Old McDonough Theater, now known as Clay Plaza.

  Ron Carreker tells us that “he was the projectionist there in the late 1950’s, but this picture was taken after that.”

  Barry Carter identified the photo and said that he worked there when he was a kid.

  Joe Reid identified this as the McDonough Theater in it’s second life as the Peanut Palace. He believes this was the first legal place to buy a beer inside the city.

  Buddy Upchurch identified this as the Peanut Palace (and later just the Palace) which hosted many of the days’ top bands.

  Terry Tyson says, “Clark Hunt lived in the apartment penthouse on top. There was also a pizza place located in the building which was supposedly the original Mellow Mushroom.”

Have a picture of Henry County as it was? Send it to us at or 35 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA. 30253. All pictures will be handled carefully and returned to owner.



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