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Bowen Bros store first to have escalators, automatic doors, and air conditioning



Charles Bowen III pays homage to his ancestors who founded and oversaw the growth of a noted Augusta department store in his new novel, Paladin, the story of a World War II pilot facing swarms of Nazi fighters while also falling for an English woman.

The store was called Bowen Bros. in the ...

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  1. Growing up in downtown Augusta, every weekend I would walk to Broad Street to look in my two favorite stores, Augusta Radio Co. to look at the Zeneth Trans Oceanic Radio, that thing was the size of a small suitcase. Then I would go to Bowen Bros. in the basement to look at the model cars, trains, and planes. Even though I could never afford anything it was still fun.

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