Historic Storefronts, Blakely

Blakely has done a nice job of preserving and maintaining the historic storefronts surrounding the courthouse. Two of the highlights are seen at right. The Blakely Theatre (1936) has been restored for use as a performing arts space. Unlike most small-town theatres, which were built in the Art Deco style, the Blakely was built with Colonial Revival features. The adjacent Alexander Building (1904) is an unusually well-preserved turn-of-the-century commercial block which has recently been restored.

Blakely Court Square Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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2 thoughts on “Historic Storefronts, Blakely

  1. Jimmy

    I saw The Hustler in the theater there when the movie first came out. At that time the Alexander building housed a five and dime.

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