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Nissen Building

310 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem NC United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1926
  Finished1927
Floor Count20
Basement Floors1
Floor Area20,996 m²
Units / Rooms147
Building Uses
 - residential
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - limestone
 - brick
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof283 ft

Description
Architect: W L Stoddard

North Carolina's Tallest Building - 1927 to 1929

Built by the owner of Nissen Wagon Works. This building had a miniture golf course in the basement when it opened.

William and Ida Nissen lived in an apartment on the 18th floor of the Nissen Building until 1954. Original office tenants included the Office of Flying Safety, Civil Service Administration and the Veterans Administration. It was converted from office space to apartments in 2005 by Historic Restoration Inc.

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