The Atlas Building, built in 1888 as a fire insurance office, cost $40,000 to build.  The building, now an office building, is made of granite, and features a granite figure between  the 2nd and 3rd floor, holding up a column topped by an urn, symbolic of concerns of man  On top of the urn is a salamander, a symbol of fire, trying to get into the urn. The salamander is held back by two winged lizards, symbolizing protection.