Twentieth century photograph collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
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.
"Columbian Mutual Tower, Memphis, 1931" (2021). Other images. 222.