The Kelvin Building - Landmark
The Kelvin Building towers over Fitzgerald Square as the tallest building in that section of Downtown, and is an important historic landmark for the area.
A monument to the power of money, the Kelvin building stands in tribute to the style and excess of the early 20th century.
History of the Kelvin Building

One of the most controversial construction projects in the boomtown days of the 1920s, the Kelvin Building was the construction of a large banking and office building to be named after Nicholas Kelvin, a wealthy banker.
When planning the architectural design, ‘Nickel’ Kelvin felt that it was a stroke of genius to coat the outer layer of the building with a stone that would give the building an unusual bright hue, something that shouted ‘money’. The result was a sturdy rectangular building of white marble and golden detailing with the crisp lines of Art Deco and the classy decadence of the Roaring Twenties.
A relatively modest sign in old lettering was placed in front of the building with signage that merely says, "Kelvin". It's one of the more photographed spots from the balcony of the building by the Kelvin sign overlooking the square.
In its heyday, the Kelvin's status as a high class haven for illegal liquor, gambling and wild parties was well known. To this day the building houses numerous secret rooms and passages as well as a massive vault. In addition to a social space, it offers a potential site for contacts, especially for episodes having to do with greed, white collar crime or decadence only the wealthy can afford.

Currently, the Kelvin houses several insurance agencies, investigation agencies, and some high rent apartments, but its reputation as a hot spot for crime over the years still makes it a magnet for many types of unsavory transactions. While it is a beautiful building highly regarded for its architecture on the square, it is worthy of notice for the underground dealings that take place on its premise.