Shrine Building (Memphis, Tennessee)

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Shrine Building
The Shrine Memphis.JPG
Shrine Building (Memphis, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Shrine Building (Memphis, Tennessee)
Location 66 Monroe Ave., Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°8′40″N 90°3′16″W / 35.14444°N 90.05444°W / 35.14444; -90.05444Coordinates: 35°8′40″N 90°3′16″W / 35.14444°N 90.05444°W / 35.14444; -90.05444
Built 1923
Architect Hanker & Cairns; Jones & Furbringer
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79002479[1]

The Shrine Building in downtown Memphis, Tennessee was built in 1923 to serve as the headquarters of the Al Chymia Shrine, a group of Shriners.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] It was converted to apartments in 1981 and was converted again in 2005 to house 75 condominium apartments.[2][3][4]

It was designed by architects Jones & Furbringer.[5]

It was also a work of architects Hanker & Cairns.[1] Sometimes a building is the work of more than one architect, or a later renovation or extension is done by another firm.


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Jane Roberts, Shrine Building is going condo, Memphis Commercial Appeal, May 24, 2005
  3. ^ Turley Begins Shrine Building Conversion, Memphis Daily News, Tuesday, June 21, 2005
  4. ^ Andrew Ashby, Old Union Planters Building Gets Major Facelift, Memphis Daily News, Tuesday, June 20, 2006
  5. ^ Jones & Furbringer's successor firm "brg3s" displays an image of the building in its history webpage.