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112 Tryon Plaza

Identification

112 Tryon Plaza
Baugh Building, Bank of North Carolina Building, Liberty Life Building, First National Bank Building
121693

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
curtain wall
neo-classicism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • The First National Bank Building was the tallest skyscraper in the two Carolinas when it opened in 1926.
  • The Sanborn map shows its height to be 236' ; the Historic Preservation Foundation of NC lists it at 239'.
  • Just a few feet taller than the Nissen Building in Winston-Salem and the Jefferson Standard Building in Greensboro, it was the state's tallest for only three years, when it was surpassed by Winston-Salem's Reynolds Building in 1929.
  • The facade is enlivened with sculpture based on Classical themes: over the entrance archway are beehives, owls, and other symbols of thrift and industry; near the top are Buddhas, lions, and pharaohs.

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Location

112 South Tryon Street
28284
U.S.A.

Technical Data

280.00 ft
280.00 ft
236.00 ft
22
1926
5

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Also recorded for this building:

elevator supplier, marketing agency, owner, property management