Located at the corner of 7th Street and 11th Avenue, just a few steps from the pool room, is the oldest surviving brick commercial building in Cordele. Originally a bank, it’s best known today as the former home of Gainey’s Drug Store.
Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
HOW ABOUT THE GEORGE L. DEKLE & BROTHER HARDWARE(& FUNERAL HOME)@12TH & 7TH STREET( 1910?)…NOW BOARD OF EDUCATION!
I love the old banks that had corner entrances. It makes them stand out and say “here I am, come on in”.
In the 60’s the hometown drugstore was still a vibrant business. In Cordele the stores were Gainey’s, Hill’s Rexall, Jones’, Ryals’, and Adams’. There may have been more, but I remember all of those. At least the first three had lunch counters. The ice cream was best at Jones’ and the sandwiches at Hill’s were pretty good. You’ll never get a grilled cheese at CVS.
Thanks, Fred, and so true!