Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
James Edwin R. Carpenter
Architect of the Maury County Court House
In New York, where Mr. Carpenter maintained practice during the last twenty years of his life, he achieved his greatest success in planning apartment houses. At least fifty of these tall modern
Shortly before his death, which occurred in his office at 598 Madison Avenue following a heart attack in 1932, Mr. Carpenter collaborated with other architects in preparing plans for the huge Lincoln Building at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. At his death he was called "the father of the modern New York apartment house".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
Location. 35° 36.888′ N, 87° 2.041′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is at the intersection of Public Square and West 7th Street, on the left when traveling east on Public Square. Marker is on a side wall near the courthouse's west entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Maury County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Founding of Maury County and Columbia (a few steps from this marker); James K. Polk (within shouting distance of this The Forrest-Gould Affair (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Vaught (within shouting distance of this marker); Nelson House Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedmen's Savings Bank and Trust Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding James Edwin R. Carpenter. He was actually born January 7, 1867, nearly two years after the end of the Civil War.
Also see . . . James Edwin Ruthven Carpenter Jr. Wikipedia entry on the renowned architect who rose from small-town Tennessee to shape upper Fifth Avenue in New York. (Submitted on July 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 17, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.