This building is a remnant of the small community of privately owned grocery stores that dotted the landscape of the early to mid 1900s. Flatwoods is a small town and during that era was composed of many small farms as well as small to moderate sized homes on nice lots. Even though it wasn't a population center, the town supported 4 grocery stores even during the 1950s and 1960s. Those businesses usually were referred to by the name of the family who owned them. Barndollar's, Pennington's, Bannister's, and Arthur & Riggs. All are closed down and demolished except for this building which sits behind the Arthur and Riggs building that was in operation during my youth. I have always thought it was the earlier store. The grocery owned by the Pennington family is the only one still surviving and has transformed into a modern grocery in a strip mall.