Commercial Building (Alexandria, Louisiana)

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Commercial Building
Commercial Building - Alexandria, Louisiana 01.JPG
Commercial Building (Alexandria, Louisiana) is located in Louisiana
Commercial Building (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Commercial Building (Alexandria, Louisiana) is located in the US
Commercial Building (Alexandria, Louisiana)
Location 3rd and Johnston Sts., Alexandria, Louisiana
Coordinates 31°18′38″N 92°26′37″W / 31.31056°N 92.44361°W / 31.31056; -92.44361Coordinates: 31°18′38″N 92°26′37″W / 31.31056°N 92.44361°W / 31.31056; -92.44361
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Architect W.L. Stevens
NRHP reference # 78001436[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1978

The Commercial Building in Alexandria, Virginia, home of the Commercial Bank and Trust Company after it was built in 1915, is a historic commercial building located at the corner of Third Street and Johnston Street.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

It is seven stories tall and was the city's first skyscraper. It was designed by architect W.L. Stevens. In 1978 it was still the second tallest building in Alexandria.[2]

It was deemed notable as "a good representative example of the early phase of the American 'skyscraper' which was developed in Chicago in the 1880's. The Commercial Building is the only such example in Alexandria" and one of only four in the northern part of Louisiana.[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c "Commercial Building" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. 1978. Retrieved October 29, 2017. with photo