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Lamar Life Building, Jackson

Lamar Life Building - Jackson, Mississippi
Lamar Life Building
317 East Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201Map
+1 601 949 3100
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

When it first graced the capital city's skyline in 1924, this building soared as Jackson's only bona fide skyscraper. Noted for its distinctive lines and crenellated clock tower, a close observation reveals it as nothing less than a scaled-down version of New York City's Woolworth Building. Home to the oldest Mississippi-based insurance company, Lamar's president at the time of construction was the father of author Eudora Welty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this building still stands as a distinctive presence over downtown Jackson.

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Lamar Life Building General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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