Blount Building

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Blount Building
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Blount Building
General information
Architectural style Chicago school
Town or city 3 West Garden St., SW corner of Palafox St., Pensacola, Florida
Country United States
Construction started 1906
Completed 1907
Cost $200,000
Client William Alexander Blount
Technical details
Structural system marble, granite, brick, fireproof iron and steelgirders
Size 7 stories
Design and construction
Architect Chicago school
Engineer Builder: Charles Hill Turner
The Blount Building under construction

The Blount Building is an historic seven-story Chicago school style office building located at 3 West Garden St., SW corner of Palafox St., Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida. It was built by Charles Hill Turner in 1906-1907 for local attorney William Alexander Blount on the site of the three-story Blount-Watson Building, which had burned on Halloween night in 1905. The building features so-called Chicago windows and contains in its exterior the contain the three parts of a classical column, with the first and second floors being the base of the column, the third through sixth floors the shaft and the seventh floor the capital. The first floor exterior has been changed over the years reflect different retail needs, but the exterior of the upper floors remains intact. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

In 1989, the Blount Building was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press, which described it as a "Fine example of turn-of-the-century commercial architecture in Pensacola.".[1]

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