Seville Tower

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Seville Tower
Building Information
Location 226 South Palafox Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Architect J. E. R. Carpenter
Client American National Bank
Engineer Selden Breck Construction Co.
Current Owner Merrill Land
Construction Start Date 1909
Completion Date 1910
Cost $250,000
Renovations 1973
Style Sullivanesque modernism
Size 10 stories
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Seville Tower, known originally as the American National Bank Building and later as the Florida National Bank Building (1944-1964) and the Empire Building, is a ten-story office building in downtown Pensacola. It is located at 226 South Palafox Street.

The tower was erected in 1910 at a cost of $250,000. It was the tallest building in Florida at the time of its completion, and remained the tallest in the City of Pensacola until 1974. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on 17 November 1978.

Its location on the northeast corner of Palafox and Government Streets, is also the site of the first telephone exchange in Florida with exclusive operating rights, established by Southern Bell on September 1, 1880, and serving 31 telephones.

Seville Tower is currently used as office space.

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