Farley Building

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Early postcard view of the Farley Building

The Farley Building is a 126-foot-tall, 9-story building in Downtown Birmingham located on the northeast corner of Block 86, which is the southwest corner of the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 20th Street North.

John G. Farley, a merchant from Benton in Lowndes County, purchased the site, the former offices of the American Grain Co., from its founder and president Sidney Norwood.

Built in 1909 as an 8-story building, it was the fourth steel-frame "skyscraper" erected in Birmingham. Architects Miller, Martin & Lewis created a graceful composition of dark red brick arches and light-colored spandrels, less severe than the tall buildings that preceded it.

The building's projecting cornice was removed when the 9th story was added.


Ground floor



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