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1924–1925, Marye, Alger and Alger, with N. W. Overstreet. 329 E. Capitol St.

Opened at almost the same time as the Lamar Life Building (JM20), the three-story First National Bank had the same contractor, Sumner Sollitt Company of Chicago. Full-height Roman Ionic columns of Indiana limestone surround the two primary sides, supporting a full entablature with roundels and a heavy modillioned cornice lined with antefixae. Green terra-cotta covers the walls, which are recessed between the columns to simulate a deep colonnaded porch. A 2010 interior rehabilitation converted the building into an architectural office for the Eley Guild Hardy Architects firm.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "OLD FIRST NATIONAL BANK", [Jackson, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 244-244.

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