Tennessee Trust Building (The Madison Hotel)

Status: Preserved

Address: 81 Madison Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1906

Architectural Style: Beaux Arts

Original Function/Purpose: Bank

The Tennessee Trust Building was placed on the National Register on Dec. 9, 1982.

History: This 15-story building was built in 1906 for the Tennessee Trust Bank to a design by the architectural firm of George M. Shaw and Charles O. Pfeil. It was the first building on Banker’s Row to exceed the traditional four-story height for banks in the city and is an outstanding example of early skyscraper form. Following an interior remodeling in 1959 it was occupied by various professional and business offices. Since 2002 it has been the Madison Hotel.

 

City Council District: 6

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN