Watts Building (Birmingham, Alabama)

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Watts Building
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Location2008 3rd Ave., N, Birmingham, Alabama
Coordinates 33°31′0″N86°48′25″W / 33.51667°N 86.80694°W / 33.51667; -86.80694 Coordinates: 33°31′0″N86°48′25″W / 33.51667°N 86.80694°W / 33.51667; -86.80694
Built1927
ArchitectWarren, Davis, & Knight; C.M. Allen
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 79000389 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 17, 1979

Watts Building in Birmingham, Alabama, is an Art Deco building built in 1927. [2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. Bowsher, Alice M.; Marjorie White; Tom Bast (July 30, 1979). "Watts Building". National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form. National Park Service. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.See also: "Accompanying photos". Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2014.