The Greyhound

Some buildings are work saving. The Greyhound Bus Depot, originally constructed in 1952, served many passengers over the decades, but is perhaps most famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement as a stop for the Freedom Riders, and the scene of their famous standoff with Eugene “Bull” Connor. Though long abandoned, The Greyhound’s location in Birmingham’s CBD made it prime for office space. Stewart/Perry painstakingly restored the building, adding elements of natural light and all the systems needed to make it relevant as a modern office space. This prime example of midcentury modern architecture is now part of the urban revitalization movement.