Built in 1897 and 1902 these buildings began as a wholesale grocery store and paint supplier, but had for many years remained unimproved. The recent rehabilitation project by the law firm Coleman Talley represents the second largest private investment in the Historic Valdosta Commercial District. Retained historic elements include an early 1900s fireproof vault, hanging gears from two freight elevators, decorative railing and staircases. Alterations included adjoining the two buildings with the addition of an elevator and staircase and modernizing office space. Throughout the building’s interior, decorative touches salute the building’s rich history including past tenants such as Coca-Cola, a furniture store, and salvage company.
Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards recognize projects that make compatible use of a building through repair, alterations or additions while preserving features of the property that convey its historic value.