3-Story Commercial Building - High Profile Location In Madison Co

by Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc.


LIVE Auction will be held Thursday, November 30th at 12 Noon


205 Eastside Square Huntsville, AL


Live / Online


Fowler Auction is proud to offer this eminent commercial building located within the courthouse square via public auction.

The Elbert H. Parsons Law Library offers a myriad of opportunities. Please make an opportunity to visit this building as well as marking your calendar to participate in the auction.

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205 Eastside Square · Huntsville, Alabama (Madison County)
LIVE:  Thursday, November 30th · 12 Noon


This beautiful building fondly remembered as "Elbert H. Parsons Law Library" offers many memories for the senior genre of Madison County.  It's located across the street from the courthouse and is surrounded by office buildings, law offices, an art gallery, restaurants & more.  It's convenient to the Von Braun Center, Early Works Children's History Museum, Big Spring Park and many other downtown Huntsville attractions.    

Call us now to personally inspect this 3-story building with its façade finished in white glazed terra cotta that will definitely contribute to a masterful refurbishment.  One must see in-person to visualize all this facility has to offer.


The Building . . .

  • Has beautiful hardwood floors on all levels
  • The 2nd & 3rd floors each have (5) one-over one sash windows (3rd floor is slightly smaller than the 2nd)
  • Has two restrooms on each level
  • Has an unfinished basement and mezzanine with office space
  • Has an outside fire escape
  • Stands above the other connected buildings
  • Is conveniently located within the high profile business district of Downtown Huntsville
  • Offers a myriad of opportunities

Measurements . . .

  • Basement:  3,564 SF± (96x36±)
  • First Floor:  3,564 SF± (96x36±)
  • Messanine:  1,188 SF± (33x36±)
  • Second Floor:  3,564 SF± (96x36±)
  • Third Floor:  3,564 SF± (96x36±)
  • Total heated square footage:  15,444 SF±


A little history about this building we know as "The Elbert H. Parsons Law Library"…

  • The building was originally occupied by May And Cooney Dry Goods until 1931.  J.C. Penney took occupancy in 1934 until 1966. 
  • The street level has an arch decorated with a line of bay leaf clusters surrounded by alternating green and red blocks.  The inside of the arch was converted from a storefront to large glass panes with a single central entrance during a renovation in 1973.  The building is topped with a projecting course of bay leaf garland and a set of (5) colored panels placed in line with the windows and a corbel cornice with several rows of geometric designs.
  • A few passé features that remain include a gated elevator and the "coin changer" used by J.C. Penney sales clerks that's located in the basement.
  • J.C. Penney left this location in 1966 when the building was purchased by Madison County Commission and renovated to become a public law library.
  • Edgar Love was the architect of this unique building.


· Historic resource:  Wikipedia


Please call Mickey Fowler or Daniel Culps to inquire further at (256) 420-4454 or to schedule a private viewing.


· This property will be offered at LIVE auction with ONLINE bidding (simulcast).
· Prebidding is open now.  The high internet bid at auction time will be the opening bid for the LIVE auction.  Start bidding here
· A 10% deposit (escrow money) will be required auction day with balance due on or before 30 days.
· Property can be viewed by contacting Mickey Fowler or Daniel Culps with Fowler Auction at (256) 420-4454.
Mickey Fowler, CAI, CES, AARE
ALSL466, TNSL1442, TNFIRM2315, MSSL718F
Daniel Culps, CAI
ALSL5070, TNSL5890
LIVE Auction With Simulcast Online Bidding

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 12 Noon, CDT.

Prebidding is open now. The high bid at auction time will be the opening bid for the LIVE auction.

Real Estate: A 6% Buyer's Premium will be added to the highest bid to arrive at the total purchase price. A non-refundable deposit of 10% (escrow money) is required auction day with the balance due on or before 30 days. The closing fees are the buyer's responsibility.

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