The Bittners building is a combination of retail and office occupancies located on
two floors. The building uses a steel framed structural system and the exterior
finishes contain a combination of limestone, brick and metal panels. The roof
system uses a pre-painted copper system to achieve it's unique green color. A
continuous painted steel arbor also runs along the length of the entry facade.
The ground floor was originally designed to contain the Bittners retail store
tenant space as well as space for 3 other retail tenants, each with its own
separate ground floor access. This space was redesigned in 2003 to house the
Rhodes department store and now contains 2 separate retail stores for men and
women. The first floor also contains an oval shaped entrance lobby which
serves as the access point for the offices located above. The centerpieces of
this lobby are the cherry clad eliptical grand staircase and matching eliptical
The second floor is divided into several separate private business office
suites. Current tenants are the Owsley Fraizer Foundation, Dancor Commercial
Realty Offices, a Dental Office Suite and a Dermatology Office Suite.