SunTrust Building (Nashville)

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SunTrust Building
201 4th Ave N Nashville.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 201 4th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Coordinates 36°9′49.76″N 86°46′46.10″W / 36.1638222°N 86.7794722°W / 36.1638222; -86.7794722Coordinates: 36°9′49.76″N 86°46′46.10″W / 36.1638222°N 86.7794722°W / 36.1638222; -86.7794722
Opening 1968
Owner Sterling American Property, Inc[1]
Roof 292 ft (89 m)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 250,566 sq ft[2]
Design and construction
Architect Brush, Hutchison, & Gwinn

The SunTrust Building, also known as the 4th and Church Building, is a high-rise office building in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The SunTrust Building is the 13th tallest building in Nashville, with 20 stories and a height of 292 ft (89 m).[3]


Although the building retains the SunTrust name, it is no longer owned or occupied by SunTrust.[4]

This building was built as the headquarters for Third National Corporation in 1968, and was designed by Brush, Hutchison, & Gwinn.[5] It was previously known as the Third National Bank Building,[6] prior to the SunTrust acquisition of Third National Corporation, and eventual name change in 1995.[7]

The site at 4th & Church was also home to the historic Maxwell House Hotel from 1859 until it burned and was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day in 1961.[8]


The original tenant was Third National Corporation of Nashville, which became a subsidiary of SunTrust, who vacated the building to move to SunTrust Plaza.

Another intriguing previous tenant was the Signature Tower sales center and Giarratana Development offices.[9]

A popular current tenant is the Nashville City Club located on the 20th floor.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sterling American Property, Inc". Sterling American. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  2. ^ "2012 Office Market Report" (PDF). Eakin Partners. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  3. ^ "SunTrust Building". Emporis. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Old SunTrust building sold for $14.5 million". Nashville Post. 2005-06-09. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ Hoobler, James A. (2008). A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee. The History Press. p. 76. ISBN 1596294043. 
  6. ^ "SunTrust Bank". Nashville Business Journal. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  7. ^ "History Highlights" (PDF). SunTrust. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Maxwell House Hotel Marker". Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  9. ^ "Signature Fantastic Kitchens" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  10. ^ "Nashville City Club". Nashville City Club. Retrieved 2012-03-28.