The unique blend of pioneers who settled Fitzgerald represented architectural viewpoints as divergent as their backgrounds. The "Four-Square" layout of the city and our designated historic districts lend themselves to showcasing our rich heritage. The Historic Downtown Commercial District is a National Register Designee boasting numerous building styles. Several of these genres had previously peaked in popularity elsewhere, but were apparently fondly remembered by our Fitzgerald builders.
Most common among Downtown buildings is the typical turn-of-the-century Commercial Storefront, wherein an ornamental cornice caps the building; double-hung windows light the upper stories; pilasters define the structural bays; and a continuous lintel seperates the upper (often residential) floors from the storefront.