Jackson Building

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The Jackson Building (later the Jefferson Federal Savings & Loan Building, now the New South Federal Savings Building) is a 12-story tower located on 21st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues North.

The building was constructed in 1925 for the Jefferson County Building & Loan Association, which was headed by F. M. Jackson. The brick-and-stone design by architect Charles McCauley complemented the nearby Massey Building, completed in 1920. The construction cost was $400,000. McCauley, who had recently founded his own practice, opened his offices in the building.

In addition to the Building and Loan Association, the Jackson Building housed the offices of the Birmingham Real Estate Board until they relocated to the City Federal Building in 1962.

Jackson Building, August 2010

In 1959 the Jefferson Federal Savings & Loan, successor to Jackson's firm, hired McCauley's firm to update the building and part of the adjacent Jemison Building in a clean, modern style. The redesign included large slabs of dark Texas granite and white Alabama marble.

The building was used as the headquarters for New South Federal Savings Bank. It currently is a branch of First Commercial Bank.