This marble-front commercial block is one of the nicest historic retail buildings remaining in downtown Cordele. Its condition is probably not good, but hopefully, it can be saved. Watt and Holmes was one of the most successful businesses in early-20th-century Cordele. It was last home to an Allied Department Store.
Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
I can’t locate any information about Zebina, but like so many other abandoned crossroad “ghost towns” it was probably never much more than a whistle-stop and a place where area farmers gathered to swap tales and “trade”.
The legend on the front of the store is difficult to read; the first word is indiscernible but the next words are “Cash Store”.
The Coca-Cola mural is a ghost, too.
Wooden grain elevators are rare in Georgia and this one in Alma has always been a favorite. It is now part of a larger structure that includes a church.
This was originally built for the local telephone company and housed its offices and switchboard. It has also been home to the Masonic lodge and the Woodmen of the World. I believe it dates to the last decade of the 19th century.