Address: 195 Madison Avenue, Memphis
Built: 1912, 1926, 1929, 1947
Architectural Style: Egyptian Revival / Terra Cotta
Original Function/Purpose: Manufacturing
History: The Toof Building was built in 1912. The original building was four stories in height and had a full basement. A fifth floor was added in 1926. The mezzanine or intermediate floor was added in 1929 and further expanded in 1947. The Toof is the earliest known example of the Egyptian motif in Memphis. For most of the building’s life, it served as a manufacturing, warehousing, and office center for the S.C. Toof Company. It has been converted into a collection of apartments called Pressbox Lofts.
City Council District: 6
Super District: 8
County Commission District: 8