Walgreens on Clairmont
In the historic Highland Park neighborhood, an innovative Walgreens sits at the intersection of old and new.
This Walgreen's store adjoins Station 22, a redeveloped Spanish mission style firehouse built in 1927.
When faced with the decision to raze a historic structure or redevelop it, the community encouraged Walgreen’s keep Station 22 in place and a great alliance was formed. Efforts were a collaboration of the city of Birmingham, private development, the Highland Park Neighborhood Association and concerned citizens. Walgreen’s returned with exterior plans that include sidewalk entries and a pedestrian friendly storefront, in keeping with neighborhood character. The developer committed to a unique architectural style to complement surroundings. The resulting structure isn’t just beautiful. It achieves the common goal of preservation.