North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building

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North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building
NORTH CAROLINA MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY BUILDING, DURHAM COUNTY.jpg
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building is located in North Carolina
North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building
Location 114-116 W. Parrish St., Durham, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°59′47″N 78°54′30.3″W / 35.99639°N 78.908417°W / 35.99639; -78.908417Coordinates: 35°59′47″N 78°54′30.3″W / 35.99639°N 78.908417°W / 35.99639; -78.908417
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001258
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 15, 1975[1]
Designated NHL May 15, 1975[2]

North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building, also known as Mechanics and Farmers Bank, is an office building in downtown Durham, North Carolina. It formerly served as the headquarters for the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, an African American focused insurance company founded by John Merrick and Charles Clinton Spaulding.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company Building". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ Marcia M. Greenlee (December 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mechanics and Farmers Bank / North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying two photos, exterior, from 1974 PDF (32 KB)