This iconic commercial structure is located in the derelict historic district just west of Georgia Highway 41. Dr. William W. McCollum was a prominent dentist in Cordele. It represents a transitional Victorian style common at the turn of the last century; many structures featuring these whimsical turrets survive, but the turret is often absent after renovation.
Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Building still stands.. doorway and turret has survived. Unoccupied and inside on disarray as of 8/11/22
Thanks, John. I’ll update.
This is a great example of why I love to draw architecture from the mid to late 1850s to the early 1900s.
When I was a kid, this building housed McConnell’s 5&10. 8th Street in the sixties was already a tad seedy even then, but was alive at least.
Beautiful building Brian. Do you know whether the window and door surrounds on the lower level doors and storefront windows is terracotta? They sure look as if they are and that would be something not often seen in small town commercial buildings. It is most disturbing seeing so many derelict buildings in such a concentration. Is this district adjacent to the Cordele central business district? I haven’t been to Cordele in years and hope the entire downtown is not dying!