The Stahlman

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The Stahlman
The Stahlman in Nashville.jpg
General information
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Address 211 Union Street
Construction started 1906
Completed June 22, 1907
Renovated August 2006
Cost US$1,000,000[1]
Height 176 feet (54 m)[2]
Technical details
Floor count 12
Design and construction
Architect J. E. R. Carpenter
Renovating team
Architect Sheila Dial[3]
Renovating firm Everton Oglesby Architects[3]
Awards and prizes Architectural Award[4]

The Stahlman, designed by architect James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter, Jr.,[2] is a 12 story building regarded as Nashville's second skyscraper. Over 100 years old, the building has been renovated into loft apartments and retail space.[2]

Since 1967, its roof has featured large neon letters spelling the callsign of radio station WKDF (and before that, its predecessor, WKDA), which occupied part of the building until moving to new facilities in 1978.

When the Stahlman building opened in 1907, it housed the Fourth National Bank. The original vault still resides in the basement.


  1. ^ "The Stahlman - History". Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Stahlman". Emporis Buildings. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b William Williams. "Stahlman work to begin soon". The City Paper. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Awards". Everton Oglesby Architects. Archived from the original on August 21, 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 

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Preceded by
Courtyard Nashville Downtown
Tallest Building in Nashville
Succeeded by
Life & Casualty Tower

Coordinates: 36°09′56″N 86°46′41″W / 36.16547°N 86.77817°W / 36.16547; -86.77817