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Lincoln American Tower

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Identification

Lincoln American Tower
Columbian Mutual Life Tower
125453

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
terra-cotta
curtain wall
white
neo-gothic

Usages

residential commercial office

Facts

  • Site of Irvin Block Prison, used by the Union Army to house Confederate sympathizers during the Civil War.
  • Design modeled on New York's Woolworth Building at 1/3 scale.
  • The Lincoln American Tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
  • This building was damaged by fire after embers from a major fire at the nearby First United Methodist Church on October 6, 2006 were carried several blocks by strong winds.

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Location

58-62 North Main Street
100-106 Court Avenue
60 North Main Street
38103
Memphis
Tennessee
U.S.A.

Technical Data

325.00 ft
290.00 ft
290.00 ft
22
1924
2009

Involved Companies

Boyer & Baum

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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