Columbian Mutual Tower (Lincoln American Tower)

Status: Preserved

Address: 60 North Main Street, Memphis

Built: 1924

Architectural Style: Commercial Gothic with Renaissance ornamentation

Original Function/Purpose: Commerce

The Columbian Mutual Tower was placed on the National Register on July 24, 1978.

History: Lloyd T. Binford, president of the Columbia Mutual Insurance Company, solicited architect Isaac Albert Baum of St. Louis to replicate the Woolworth Building in New York, but on a smaller scale. As a result, the Columbian Mutual Tower is one of the first steel frame skyscrapers to be built in Memphis. The building was damaged by fire in the fall of 2006, but has since been renovated and is currently both a residential and commercial property.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN