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Orme-Wilson Storehouse

    The Orme-Wilson Storehouse is located next to the Carmichael Inn in Loudon. The story behind this warehouse is truly a rags-to-riches story. As a young teenager, Richard Wilson hitched a ride on a railroad car in Rome, Georgia and traveled to Loudon. Upon arrival, he spent the night on the steps of a store owned by Ebenezer Johnson. The next morning, Wilson begged Johnson for a job and was hired. Eventually, he courted Johnson's daughter, Malissa, and married her. Later, he went into business with William Orme, a silent partner from Atlanta, Georgia. In 1850, they built the Orme-Wilson Storehouse across from the Wharf. At one time the building was used for a glove factory. Later, the second floor of the building was used for worship services by a black congregation until their building was ready. Plans are currently being made to turn the Orme-Wilson Storehouse into a museum.




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