History of a Painting - Ross Diner, Cartersville, Georgia

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History of a Painting

Ross Diner,

Cartersville, Georgia.

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston© 

Established in 1945, Ross Diner has been a part of 4 generations.  While living in Cartersville, during the 1980's, I learned some history of north Georgia and its businesses.  Diners always intrigued me, so I took pictures of them and painted the history in my paintings as I look back to the times they were popular and the talk of the town.  Ross Diner still sits in the middle of the town at 17 N. Wall Street, in Cartersville, Georgia.

The diner was famous for its breakfast menu, which featured their homemade biscuits along with the Country breakfast and lunches they served.  They open at 6:30 am and closed at 2:30 pm Monday through Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday the hours are 6:30 am to 8:00 pm and 6:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday.

Ross Diner became one of my favorite paintings and a popular one for the locals. It was part of my Cartersville print set, which included the 4-way Lunch, the Catersville Depot, and Roselawn.


Blogs About Some of My Other Paintings and their History:

Barber Tonics,.... Pelican Diner,.... A & W Drive-in,.... The Lantern,.... The FOX Theatre, Atlanta,...  Tri-Way Outdoor Theatre,...  Rexall Drug Store,...  A Family Homestead,...  The Palace Theatre,...  Angel's Diner,...  Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, Florida,...  Bonnie Doon US31,...  Ross Diner,...  The Gag & Heave,... A&W Root Beer Barrel,...  Bonnie Doon, Lincolnway, Mishawaka, IN,...  Train Depot, Cartersville, GA,...  Dairy Queen,...  Firestone Store,...  The South Shore,...  The Gathering Place,...  4-Way Lunch,...  Mustard and Ketchup,... McDonald's,...  Lost Mountain Store,...   The Big Chicken,...  Euharlee, GA. Covered Bridge,...  Juliette, GA Church,...  Fried Green Tomatoes House,...  Whistle Stop Cafe,...   Whistle Stop Train Depot,...  Tilley Park,...   Jimmy's Hurricane,...   Barber Chair,...  Fire Truck,...   Rosies Diner,... Judge Roy Bean's   


If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, Indiana, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577

Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, and Friends & Neighbors Real Estate

Elkhart , Indiana

or email larry@larry-johnston.com


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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Hey Larry: I love this. Looks awesome. I grew up in small town America and this kind of site was very common. 

Oct 26, 2014 12:16 PM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Larry we have a very popular Dinner here in the north-end of Middletown.  Breakfast always seem to be a draw to these timeless eateries.

Oct 26, 2014 01:05 PM #2
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Larry. There is nothing like a local diner and you can almost guarantee the food is great. Nice shout out for the Ross Dinner and sharing the history.

Make it a great week!

Oct 26, 2014 07:24 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Larry, I love the painting. I am sure the owner of Ross Diner will love it .

Oct 26, 2014 08:22 PM #4
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Larry.  Local diners are going the way of Edsels.

Oct 26, 2014 09:03 PM #5
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This is great local information that you are sharing, Larry! Local diners are indeed disappearing.

Oct 27, 2014 04:11 AM #6
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Great hyper local post about Ross Diner. Sad that many are disappearing and like the hometown feel.

Oct 27, 2014 07:34 AM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The painting is so precise that it almost looks like aphotograph. Just excellent.

Oct 27, 2014 11:52 AM #8
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

If I remember right the hamburgers were pretty good too!

Oct 27, 2014 12:05 PM #9
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is a a really excellent piece Larry and I love old diners You don't hear about RC Cola these days. 

Oct 27, 2014 03:02 PM #10
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Larry-I share your love of diners. It was such a treat when my granny used to take me and sit at the counter of her favorite one back in the early 60's. Nice painting also my fellow artist!

Oct 27, 2014 08:31 PM #11
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry, Diners where the places to eat in my day. You are a very talented artist and enjoy your paintings.

Oct 28, 2014 02:57 PM #12
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