This is a pool hall and disco (juke joint), in the middle of the pinelands of Baker County.
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Cordele Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places
Though not evident in these photographs, Register is actually showing signs of revival, especially in the well-repaired and maintained historic houses that make up the small core of the town. Almost two years ago, a man out riding around with his young son told me about the history of the town and suggested that he had moved here with his family to get away from the sprawl of Statesboro. He maintained that it’s a close-knit community.
As of 2018, these structures have been demolished.
The “Pool Room” opened in 1939, and features marble floors. It is a landmark not only in Cordele, but a treasure for all of Georgia. Thanks to Melvin Wright for pointing out that there was no image of the “pool room” on Vanishing South Georgia. I can’t believe I forgot to post it, but here it is.
A fire on 6 January 2018 did extensive damage to the interior of the pool room but the owners have stated they will be repairing and reopening in about six months.