The building was constructed on the site of the former Peerless Saloon, which was demolished in 2003 by owner George Ladd, who had determined that it was not feasible to preserve and renovate the historic structure. Bruce Herrington designed the new building in a simplified neotraditional style with precast concrete trim and a projected corner section elevated on brick piers.
- Niolet, Benjamin (December 18, 2002) "Owner to raze Peerless Saloon." The Birmingham News
- Wilkinson, Kaija (October 9, 2005) "New office building rises from the Peerless." Birmingham Business Journal
- West, Ty (March 8, 2017) "Innovation Depot company moving HQ to building near Pizitz." Birmingham Business Journal
- 1900 Building at Emporis.com