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Universal Marion Building


Universal Marion Building, Jacksonville, Fl.

Located at 21 West Church Street, the Universal-Marion Building opened its doors in 1963. The modern structure was designed by Ketchum & Sharp. At the time, the 268' tall, 19 story tower was the tallest building on the Northbank and second tallest in the city. The building housed the Internal Revenue Service, law and insurance offices. The Universal Marion Company was the largest tenant.

The Universal Marion was founded by Louis Elwood Wolfson, a Wall Street financier. They owned the Miami Beach Sun & Jacksonville Chronicle newspapers and movies. It was also called the Charter Company Building and was once topped by a revolving restaurant. It currently houses the JEA (Jacksonville Electric Authority)

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30.33012, -81.657196

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Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida - Jacksonville; Universal Marion Building; Charter Company Building; Jacksonville Electric Authority; Ketchum & Sharp-architects; Duval County (Fl.); Jacksonville (Fl.)


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