“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Title Building

Title Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 3, 2009
1. Title Building Marker
Inscription. Designed by William C. Weston and erected in 1902, the Title Building was the second skyscraper built in Birmingham. It was the first building to supply its tenants with electric power with its own power-generating plant and the water supply was pumped from a well beneath the foundations.
In 1983 the investment partnership of John N. Lauriello, Neal L. Andrews, Jr. and David Cromwell Johnson rescued the Title Building from Bankruptcy proceedings. Certified in 1984 as a historic property in the Downtown Birmingham Historic District, the building's rehabilitation was carefully undertaken using the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Historic Preservation, and it was restored as nearly as possible to its original appearance and finishing. In this project, completed in 1985, the investors were assisted by programs and incentives of the City of Birmingham and the federal government, coordinated through Operation New Birmingham.
The owners and restorers are proud of the Title Building and hope that its architectural quality and historic significance will be appreciated by all who pass by.
Location. 33° 31.026′ N, 86° 48.36′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd
Title Building & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, July 3, 2009
2. Title Building & Marker
North and 3rd Avenue North, on the left when traveling north on Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd North, Birmingham AL 35203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson County Courthouse Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Dewberry Drugs and Phenix Insurance Company Buildings (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Berry Project (about 600 feet away); Clark Building (about 600 feet away); Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel (about 700 feet away); S. H. Kress Five-And-Ten Cent Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil Rights Freedom Riders (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,232 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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