Mr. Gray's Ledger: Geo. R. Frank
Subject: Dillwyn Store
Date: January 1912
James E. Kirk built a general store in Dillwyn in 1901. Alfrada Bock wrote in a letter: "I always remember Dillwyn as a very complete shopping center -- everything was so convenient. The well-stocked dry goods store and lumber yard met most of our needs. In addition to groceries the store housed the post office ... The store manager was Mr. Frank, whose daughter, Irene, was my good friend ... Also the general store was a social meeting place. On rainy days men driving teams would gather for supplies, visiting, asking the price of wheat at the elevators, taking work to, or receiving finished work from Mr. Doggett, the blacksmith."
Photo No. 2284
W.R. Gray / Courtesy of the Stafford County Historical Museum