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Lamar Life Building

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Identification

Lamar Life Building
124926

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
concrete
terra-cotta
applied masonry
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Constructed of reinforced concrete, the Lamar Life Building is a narrow slab crowned by a 35-foot clock tower on the Capitol Street facade.
  • One of the first skyscrapers built in Jackson, it still makes a distinctive accent on the skyline.
  • The president of Lamar Life at the time of construction was the father of author Eudora Welty.
  • It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Farish Street Historic District.

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Location

317 East Capitol Street
317 East Capitol Street
39201
Jackson
Mississippi
U.S.A.

Technical Data

191.00 ft
191.00 ft
191.00 ft
156.00 ft
10
1924
2

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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