S H Kress
Former downtown Birmingham dime store, S.H. Kress, has been converted to the law offices of Wiggins Childs Pantazis Fisher & Goldfarb.
The conversion features a new entrance on 19th Street opening to the reception/conference level. The original terrazzo floors and plaster ceilings were restored. Mezzanine walls were removed and glass railing was added to open the law library to the first floor. A grand staircase of metal and glass links the first floor conference center to the attorney floors. A rooftop terrace provides a gathering space for dining, lounging and enjoying the spectacular city views. The Kress Building won a Preservation Award from the Birmingham Historical Society and Best of Corporate Design from The IDIE International Interior Design Association in 2005.