The Ice House, currently SPIN Fitness, was built in 1943 on the site of
Odom's blacksmith shop as a frozen food locker plant, essentially a place
where families, farmers or local businessmen could rent a locker for
cold storage of meat and produce. They were very popular from about
1936 to 1949, principally in rural areas. Many still exist in the
The mass produced home refrigerator-freezer didn't start until after WW-II
so the use of the building for cold storage probably lasted into the 50's.
I don't know the exact year it was converted to shops.
Since that time it has been used for everything from antique stores to
Continue up the hill to Watkins Drive. On the northeast corner is the
first Fair Oaks church, now a residence. Next