Memphis Merchants Exchange (Exchange Building)

Status: Preserved

Address: 9 North Second Street and 130 Madison Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1910

Architectural Style: Second Empire applied to a skyscraper

Original Function/Purpose: Commerce

The Memphis Merchants Exchange was placed on the National Register on May 8, 1979.

History: This 19-story building was the tallest in Memphis for almost 20 years. The building was designed by Neander M. Woods, Jr., co-designer of the Goodwyn Building, and both buildings share many design features. The building was a joint venture of the Memphis Merchants Exchange and the Memphis Cotton Exchange, replacing the former four-story Romanesque structure of the Memphis Cotton Exchange which opened on this site in 1885. In 1995 the building was renovated into apartments.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN