The Avon Theater is rich in history. Built in 1926 and designed by prominent architect Charles H. McCauley, the theater is considered some of the finest architecture in the city. This building was probably McCauley’s first Tudor-style commercial space, and it served as a prototype for later similar designs in Birmingham (i.e. Mountain Brook Village, English Village).

The space was originally built to serve a fine furniture store, the Exclusive Furniture Shop. It remains one of the only Tudor-style structures in the Southside area and is on the National Register of Historic Places.