Slideshow: J.B. White's on Broad

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Early 1900s
An earlier J.B. White's store at a different Broad Street location
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J.B. White
The department store chain, founded in 1874 by James Bryce White in Augusta, sold clothing, furniture, appliances and other items. It later moved from the downtown building at 936 Broad St. to Regency Mall and National Hills Shopping Center before it was acquired by Dillard's in 1998.
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J.B. White's was not only a store, but it offered community programs, such as this exercise class.
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Crowds came for bargains as the old store closed before moving to a new Regency Mall location
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Shoppers look bargains in the 1970s.
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The famous facade of J.B. White's
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December 1978
Two Augusta policeman walk past the old J.B. White's store on Broad Street, empty for the first Christmas in almost a century.
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The sign says it all -- "moved."
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The once crowded store front is as quiet as its Broad Street surroundings.


For almost a century J.B. White's department store was a popular fixture on Augusta's Broad Street and a retail giant in the region.

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