( E-Mail, User ID, or Auctioneer ID )
(Uncheck if using a shared computer)

Auctions in your inbox!

Get notified about the latest local and online auctions.

We value your privacy! Click here to read our policies.

Auction Information
Auctioneer Fowler Auction & Real Estate Service, Inc. 256-420-4454
Auction Date Nov 30 Auction
205 Eastside Square
Huntsville, AL
Time 12:00PM
Auctioneer's Other ListingsE-mail AuctioneerAuctioneer's Web Site
Auction Listing
AuctionZip Auctioneer ID# 3219

11/30/2017 -

Auctioneer's Note:

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.


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


205 Eastside Square · Huntsville, Alabama across from the courthouse.
Watch for Fowler Auction signs!

Auctioneer License Information: ALSL466, TNSL1442, TNFIRM2315, MSSL718F, GASL1394

    Auction Listings provided by Although the information published herein is from sources deemed reliable, expressly disclaims any liability for errors, omissions or changes regarding any information provided for this auction. Potential buyers are urged to verify auction date, time, and content directly through the auctioneer's website or by contacting the auctioneer directly. The terms and conditions of the auction may or may not be published in this listing. ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THE DAY OF THE AUCTION ARE BINDING AND TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY INFORMATION FOUND HEREIN.
Join Our E-Mail List

Receive notifications of our upcoming auction listings.

First Name: 
Last Name: 

Interested in Auction Types: