A landmark historic building in downtown McComb collapsed on Sunday without any injuries to passersby, according to the McComb Enterprise-Journal.
Built around 1920, the four-story building had originally been the State Bank and Trust, with Jacob’s Theater in the upper floor. Later, JCPenney occupied the lower floor, and the theater had been renovated as a performing arts center. The Enterprise-Journal notes that a church had used the theater space earlier on Sunday, and a school group had also gathered here, so we can all be thankful that no one was hurt or killed in this terrible event. However, the loss of such a major architectural landmark, as well as a building that was in active community use, is a major blow to downtown McComb.