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Twentieth century photograph collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries

Identifier

sc.0462.011_005.002

Description

View across Court Square to the Columbian Mutual Tower at 60 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, in 1931. Photographer: Poland.

Lloyd T. Binford, president of the Columbian Mutual Insurance Company, solicited architect Isaac Albert Baum of St. Louis to replicate the Woolworth Building in New York, but on a smaller scale. The tower was one of the first steel frame skyscrapers built in Memphis and the tallest building in West Tennessee when it was completed in 1924. The building was later renamed the Lincoln American Tower.

Date Created

2021

Date

1931

Keywords

Memphis (Tenn.)

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