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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1970
J.B. White's was not only a store, but it offered community programs, such as this exercise class.
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1978
Crowds came for bargains as the old store closed before moving to a new Regency Mall location
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1978
Shoppers look bargains in the 1970s.
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1978
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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1979
The sign says it all -- "moved."
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1979
The once crowded store front is as quiet as its Broad Street surroundings.

Description

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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