Also known as: Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Building, Southern Bell Building1321 Lady Street, Columbia, SC
+34.00388, -81.0316034°00'14" N, 81°01'54" W
Quadrangle map:Columbia North
The Owen Building, completed in 1949, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Critierion C for Architecture as an increasingly rare example of mid-century modern architecture in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Designed by the prominent South Carolina architectural firm Lafaye, Lafaye, and Fair, the building's sleek, repetitive fayade emphasizes its materials: concrete, glass, and steel. Technologically modern, the office building is believed to have been the largest building in Columbia to be built using the innovative time and cost saving tilt-up construction method. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 14, 2013. - National Register Database
- August 21, 2014: Updated by Michael Miller: Added "Alternate Name", "Date Built", "NRHP Record Number", "Description" & "Street View"
- August 21, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
- April 7, 2014: Added by Michael Miller