Tri State Iron Works

Status: Preserved

Address: 61 Keel Avenue, Memphis

Built: 1883

Architectural Style: Late Nineteenth-Century Commercial block design

Original Function/Purpose: Manufacturing

The Tri State Iron Works was placed on the National Register on Apr. 17, 1997.

History: This building was used commercially from 1883 to 1946, housing five separate companies during this period. The building first began operation as a cotton seed oil press for the Globe Oil and Fertilizer Company and was later occupied by the Memphis Ginning and Cotton Huller Company. It finally was purchased for a manufacturing facility by the Tri State Iron Works, for iron working and other sectors of the iron industry. The property has now been converted to other uses.

 

City Council District: 7

Super District: 8

County Commission District: 8

DON NEWMAN