Lincoln American Tower
The Lincoln American Tower was built in 1924 to house the Columbian Mutual Insurance company. The structure was built as a scaled replica of New York's Woolworth Building and was one of the first steel frame skyscrapers built in Memphis. The tower's distinctive silhouette on the downtown skyline and its well-preserved white ceramic-tiled facades make the LAT one of the most recognizable historic landmarks in Memphis. Reaching a total height of 325 feet, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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