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Tennessee Trust Building
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The Madison Hotel in Downtown Memphis.
Location 81 Madison Ave., Memphis, Tennessee
Built 1906
Architect Shaw, George M.; Pfeil, Charles O.
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
NRHP reference No. 82001732
Added to NRHP December 09, 1982

The Madison Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, United States, that is housed in the historic former Tennessee Trust Bank building.

History

Built in 1905, the 14-storey Tennessee Trust building was among downtown Memphis' first "skyscrapers." The building's architects, the firm of Charles 0. Pfeil (1871–1952) and George M. Shaw (1870–1919) were noted—at the time—for designing buildings with the ornate, classical styling and massing of the era's existing "landmark" buildings. The building was constructed with a large underground vault, which is currently re-purposed as the Madison Hotel gym. The scroll pattern on the west facade of the Tennessee Trust Building is visible on other downtown Memphis buildings from the era designed by Shaw & Pfeil. For instance, the firm's Memphis Fire Engine House #1 (1910) and the Memphis Police Station (1911) are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Trust Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Renovation

In 2002, Unison Hotel Co. acquired the deteriorating structure and converted into an upscale 110-room boutique hotel.

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