Courtyard Nashville Downtown
|Courtyard Nashville Downtown|
|Former names||First National Bank Building
Independent Life Insurance Company Building
Third National Bank
J.C. Bradford Building
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|Address||170 Fourth Avenue North|
|Height||168 feet (51 m)|
The First National Bank of Nashville was organized in 1863. The bank's twelve-story building, designed by architect Barnett, Hayes and Barnett and built in 1904, was the tallest building in the city at time of its construction and is known as "Nashville's first skyscraper".
In later years, when the building housed other tenants, it was known first as the Independent Life Insurance Company Building and later as the Third National Bank. In 1936, the Third National Bank added a twelve-story air-conditioned extension to the original bank building and installed a new facade. The Third National Bank name is emblazoned on the building's western and northern walls.
From 1968 to 1986 the building housed the offices of J.C. Bradford Company. After J.C. Bradford moved out, the building remained vacant until 1997, when it was restored and renovated for use as a hotel.
|Tallest Building in Nashville
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