In addition to Methodist historical centers, the Harrell Center was built in 1960 on the former site of the first Administrative Building and the original Publishing House Book Store. This multipurpose building was originally constructed to house the Cokesbury Bookstore, a small apartment for the managers of the book store, several meeting rooms, restrooms, a tea room, a library, a post office, and an Adult Center conference area.
The Boat Dock was moved to the Harrell Center when the Boat House was demolished. During 1988 and 1989, the Harrell Center was renovated and enlarged to include a 500-seat auditorium, space for the Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ) Heritage Center archives and Museum, and a registration room. The Cokesbury Bookstore, library, and public restrooms are located on the upper level of the Harrell Center. The SEJ Heritage Center and Museum, the Edgewater Bistro, and the Boat Dock can be found downstairs. In the summer, the Cherokee IV docks here.