- This article is about the 1925 building. For the 1905 Massey Building at 2024–2026 3rd Avenue North, see Massey Business College building.
Massey Building (formerly the Bankers Mortgage-Bond Building or Bankers Bond Building) is a 10-story office building located on the northeast corner of Block 85, southwest of the intersection of 3rd Avenue North and 21st Street North.
Architect William Leslie Welton drew inspiration from Spain's Moorish architecture. The building's terra-cotta ornamentation features spiral-fluted columns and pointed elements atop the parapet meant to mimic minarets. Escutcheons over the recessed archway entrances on each facade bear the builder's initial "M". The reinforced concrete building with brick veneer was constructed by the Smallman-Brice Construction Company for approximately $500,000. The office building was renamed for Massey when his business failed during the Great Depression.
The building underwent a major renovation in 1986. Currently the Massey Building is primarily leased to attorneys, with small retail spaces located on the first floor.
- Ground floor
- 822: James Gatling architect
- "Smallman-Brice to Build Bankers Mortgage-Bond Bldg." (May 25, 1924) The Dixie Manufacturer, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 18
- White, Marjorie Longenecker (1977) Downtown Birmingham: Architectural and Historical Walking Tour Guide. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society.
- "The Massey Building" (1991) Old Birmingham magazine. Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 16