American National Bank Building (Pensacola, Florida)

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American National Bank Building
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American National Bank Building (Pensacola, Florida) is located in Florida
American National Bank Building (Pensacola, Florida)
American National Bank Building (Pensacola, Florida) is located in the US
American National Bank Building (Pensacola, Florida)
Location Pensacola, Florida
Coordinates 30°24′33.53″N 87°12′52.46″W / 30.4093139°N 87.2145722°W / 30.4093139; -87.2145722Coordinates: 30°24′33.53″N 87°12′52.46″W / 30.4093139°N 87.2145722°W / 30.4093139; -87.2145722
Built 1908
Architect J. E. R. Carpenter
Architectural style Chicago school, Other
NRHP Reference # 78000940 [1]
Added to NRHP November 17, 1978

The American National Bank Building (also known as the Florida National Bank Building, the Seville Tower or Empire Building) at 226 South Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida, United States is a historic bank. On November 17, 1978, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by New York architect J. E. R. Carpenter.

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The tower was erected in 1910 at a cost of $250,000. It was the tallest building in Florida at the time of its completion, and remained the tallest in the City of Pensacola until 1974. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 17 November 1978. Its location on the northeast corner of Palafox and Government Streets, is also the site of the first telephone exchange in Florida with exclusive operating rights, established by Southern Bell on September 1, 1880, and serving 31 telephones. Seville Tower is currently used as office space.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.