John Hand Building

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First National-John A. Hand Building
John A. Hand Building Nov 2011 02.jpg
John Hand Building is located in Alabama
John Hand Building
John Hand Building is located in the United States
John Hand Building
Location17 N. 20th St., Birmingham, Alabama
Coordinates33°30′51″N 86°48′19″W / 33.51417°N 86.80528°W / 33.51417; -86.80528Coordinates: 33°30′51″N 86°48′19″W / 33.51417°N 86.80528°W / 33.51417; -86.80528
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
ArchitectWilliam Leslie Welton
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Neo-Classical Revival
NRHP reference #83002976[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1983

John Hand Building is a mixed-use high rise building in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, with a height of 287 feet (87 m). It was the tallest building in the city until surpassed by the City Federal Condos in 1913. It comprises 20 floors and was completed in 1912.[2] The lower eight floors are for commercial use and the upper twelve floors are for residential use. In 1983, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

From the time of its construction and up until the mid 1990s, the building had been owned and occupied by AmSouth Bancorporation and its predecessors. After AmSouth relocated employees to its other downtown offices and its Riverchase Campus, the building was sold to a group of developers. In 2000, it was renovated at a cost of $20 million. It served as the corporate headquarters of Cadence Bank until 2013 when it relocated to the Concord Center. The building now serves as the corporate headquarters for Shipt.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ King, Pamela Sterne (August 1, 1983). "First National-John A. Hand Building". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014. See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived (PDF) from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.

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