Clayborn Temple

Clayborn Temple | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

In 1888, the congregation of Second Presbyterian Church, decided to purchase a lot on the corner of Pontotoc and Hernando for the construction of their new building. Ground was broken for the construction on February 2, 1891, and the cornerstone of the church was laid on May 14. Sunday, January 1, 1893, the church held […]

100 North Main Building

100 North Main Building | Photo © 2016 Bullet, wwwautopsyofarchitecture.com

Built in 1965, 100 North Main is the tallest building in Memphis, Tennessee, standing at 430 feet with 37 floors. Since its construction, it has remained a focal point of the Memphis riverfront skyline. The building was designed by Robert Lee Hall, who also designed Memphis’ largest office building (based on square footage), Clark Tower, […]

The U.S. Marine Hospital

U.S. Marine Hospital | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.autopsyofarchitecture.com

The marine hospital opened in 1884 and consisted of six buildings – the surgeon’s house, a stable, the executive building, two wards and the nurses’ building. The facility was originally used to treat Civil War soldiers and to conduct scientific research in hopes of finding a cure for yellow fever. During the 1930s, several new […]