The architects Carneal & Johnston recycled the design of the Mosby Dry Goods Store (1916) at West Broad and Jefferson—which is now the INM United building—for the Cokesbury building. Both follow the tradition of the classical skyscraper, which employs the "palace pattern." This pattern, with rusticated street-level and smoother materials for the stories above, can be traced back as far as the Palazzo de' Medici (1444-1460). Here, with its large cornice and rafter extensions, we see a very Italian expression.
Though the building operates as an active apartment building, the storefront is pack with miscellanea, presumably from the owner or a previous tenant.
1921: Methodist Publishing Co.
1970: Cokesbury Books