Shrine Building

Status: Preserved

Address: 66 Monroe Avenue, Memphis

Built: Completed 1923

Architectural Style: Early Twentieth Century Modern

Original Function/Purpose: Commerce

The Shrine Building was placed on the National Register on Mar. 29, 1979.

History: This property was designed by Hanker and Cairns, with Jones & Furbringer, to serve as a Shrine Temple as well as a commercial building. It would have stores on the first level and rental office space on upper floors, with Shrine use beginning on the ninth floor. This property also housed a rooftop restaurant, billiard room, two-story auditorium, and an elegant swimming pool in the basement. In the late ‘70s the building was converted to apartments.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN