Agee House/Rucker Place (c. 1900)
1804 Twelfth Avenue South
This house was definitely in peril. The porches and interior were dark and cut up like a rabbit warren. No longer. Renovations restored the original, open floor plan, high ceilings and grand views, which you too can rent for your next social affair.
Award for giving this grande dame great new life Owners/Managers Jack and Gail Thompson
Madame Blanche Bernard’s – Jackson Galleries Fine Antiques & Accessories (1907)
2227 First Avenue South
The surprise is on the inside. Here, the layout of interior spaces, within the profile of the windows, recreates the sequences of halls, parlors and small rooms, chock full of saleable treasures.
Award for sensitive and innovative preservation
Owner Daniel Jackson, Jackson Galleries Architect Alex Krumdieck, Krumdieck A Plus I Design Inc.,
Project Architect, Alex Krumdieck; Intern Architect Bruce Lanier; Interior Design Elizabeth Wilson
Avondale Villa (1931)
Award for vision, determination, and hard work
The villa has sat on the wooded knoll above Avondale Park for as long as anyone can remember . . . unused and deteriorating. Piecing together money from here, there and everywhere, the Friends raised the roof and restored (researched & duplicated what was there) the auditorium, kitchen, and terraces, creating a fabulous facility for our Birmingham parks.
Client Friends of Avondale Park, Catherine Browne, President Supporters: Mr. Melvin Miller, Birmingham Parks and
Recreation Board; Senator Rodger Smitherman; City Councilor Valerie Abbott Architect Jim Waters, Jim Waters & Associates Architects
Special Awards for Enlivening Urban Life
Zoë’s - One Federal Place
Title Building, Third and 21st
They came all the way from Zim- babwe to bring us the city center’s most sophisticated cups of coffee, good food, art, and Irish music. “A” for terrazzo restoration!
When son John entered the family restau- rant business, named for his mother, Zoë’s went uptown downtown, creating a chic look for the firm and its franchises, as well as fabulous views of adjacent buildings.
Client Zoë’s Kitchens, Zoë Cassimus; Zoë’s
Owners David and Sharon
McLaughlin Architect Cohen and Company,
Restaurants, LLC, John Cassimus Owner Sloss Real Estate Group, Inc.,
Cathy Crenshaw et alii Architect One Federal Place MSTSD, Inc.
Architects, Larry Sweat