Howlett Clubhouse

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The Walter J. Howlett Jr Clubhouse is a 25,000-square-foot program center for the A. G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club at 4787 Avenue W, behind the Bill Harris Arena and across from the Five Points West Library at CrossPlex Village at Five Points West. The 4-acre site is leased from the City of Birmingham for a nominal fee.

The $7.2 million center was designed by Hendon & Huckestein Architects, and won a 2020 "People's Choice" award from AIA Birmingham. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in December 2018, and the clubhouse opened in February 2020. The facility includes a teen center, a gymnasium, a cafeteria and teaching kitchen, and a performance space.


  • Edgemon, Erin (September 11, 2018) "Boys and Girls Club plans to build $7.2 million facility near Birmingham CrossPlex." The Birmingham News
  • Beahm, Anna (February 19, 2020) "See inside the new A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club." The Birmingham News