This wonderfully maintained house is one of several “undiscovered” gems in Collins. I’m not sure if the turret is in its original state or if a dome may have topped it at one time.
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Thanks to Renee Johnson for identifying this house which is home to her aunt.
I still don’t know the origin of the term “Cobbtown Sport”, but there’s a nice Facebook page of the same name for the sharing of memories and photographs of this charming little town:
Cobbtown Baptist Church was organized in 1906 by Dr. J. C. Brewton. The first pastor was B. F. Hogan, in 1907, and charter members were: William M. & Lucy Bird; Marshall & Mattie Hattaway; Mr. & Mrs. Luther Mills; Stiles A. & Roxie Ann Sikes; and Henry & Laura Yeomans. The present structure was completed in 1944. E. L. Harrison was the pastor at the time and the building committee was: W. L. Brown, Chairman; E. L. Vaughn, Treasurer; T. D. Slater, Construction Superintendent; R. L. Collins; and R. C. Coleman.
Though I thought this to be an old community center or Masonic lodge, a lady next door told me she thought this structure once housed the city hall. Thanks to a message from Renee Johnson, though, soon after I initially posted this, I now know this was the Roger Wood Lodge and that it was formed on 1 October 1901. It was in use until a new lodge was built in 1989. Renee also notes that the downstairs portion of the building served as a school.