The Forbes Building is a 5-story, 35,000 square-foot commercial building at 1914 4th Avenue North. It was constructed in 1912 for the Forbes Furniture Co. and E. E. Forbes & Sons Piano Co., which remained there until 1996. Other tenants have included the John Broyles Furniture Co. in 1941 and the Alabama Barber College.
The building was sold to Burr & Forman attorneys in 1996 and remodeled as their headquarters office until they moved to the SouthTrust Tower. The firm sold it to Forbes Building LLC, registered to John Lauriello, for $321,000 in 1999. It was later used by Lightfoot, Franklin & White.
In 2019 the building was acquired by an investment group which included Colliers International and Capstone Real Estate Investments for $2.2 million. Their renovation of the building qualified for $851,250 in Historic Preservation Tax Credits, and also qualified for tax benefits as part of an Opportunity Zone under the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.