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Scimitar Building

  • Also Known As: Memphis Light,Gas and Water Building

  • Address: 179 Madison Ave
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
August A Chigazola Architect
William J Hanker Architect

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Particulars for Scimitar Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Area of Significance Communications
Historic Use Communications facility
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Architectural Style Romanesque Revival

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 83003065
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Chigazola,August A.; Hanker,William J.
Architectural Style: Beaux arts, Romanesque
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Communications
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1902
Historic Function: Industry, processing, extraction, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Communications facility, Business
Current Function: Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Business Specialty store

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