The Ed Ball Building was originally constructed in 1961 to house Florida National Bank at 214 N. Hogan St. Since 2012, it has been an annex to the city of Jacksonville's city hall. The city renamed the property the Edward Ball Building in honor of the local businessman who successfully ran the Alfred I. duPont Trust and founded St. Joe Paper Company. Ed Ball moved to Jacksonville in 1923 with his sister, Jesse, and her husband, Alfred I. duPont. After duPont’s death in 1935, Ball was the manager who built the Alfred I. duPont Trust from $30 million to more than $2 billion.
It was designed by local architects Saxelbye and Powell and built by the George A. Fuller Co. of New York City, Fuller also built the U.S. Supreme Court Building and Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and the United Nations Building, Time-Life Building and Flatiron Building in New York City.
The building was also used in the 2008 movie, Recount with Denis Leary, Laura Dern, John Hurt and Kevin Spacey. This film was about Florida's vote recount during the 2000 United States presidential election. Other locations in Jacksonville were used during filming including the Prime Osborn Convention Center, Cecil Commerce Center, the Jacksonville Beach City Hall and private homes.