Lawrence Whitten & Son

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Lawrence Whitten & Son was an architecture firm founded by Lawrence Whitten in 1950. In 1956 he added his older son, Lawrence Jr to the partnership. The firm was known for its modernist designs, including the 18-story Bank for Savings Building in downtown Birmingham.

Lawrence Whitten & Son originally operated from the 5th floor of the Brown-Marx Building, but moved to the 7th floor before 1962, and from there to the 15th floor of the new Bank for Savings Building after its completion. Whitten's younger son, James, joined the firm after his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1968.

Lawrence Whitten Sr died that same year 1968. His sons continued the practice for a few years afterward. The firm's archived drawings are held in the Birmingham Architecture & Design Collection at the Birmingham Public Library archives.

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