Benedum Trees

223 Fourth Avenue

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Restrooms Available: Yes, but not wheelchair accessible

Your Experience:  

Explore the ornate lobby, with bronze clock and marble accents. 

A DOP Volunteer Docent will be on-hand to reveal the stories of this building.

Building Description:

Benedum-Trees Building, at 19 stories tall, was built in 1905. The building was commissioned by Caroline Jones Machesney, the society hostess and daughter of a banker. Designed by Tomas H. Scott, the buildings stands at 19 stories tall.

It was originally called the Machesney Building, until 1911 when it became the headquarters of the Benedum Trees Oil Company.

For the next 40 years the fifteenth floor was home to the offices of Joe Trees and Mike Benedum.

Presently the building is the home to several foundations (including the Benedum Foundation), law firms and other professional occupants.  A façade cleaning and repair should be competed in 2019 as well as a thorough restoration of the lobby and elevator cabs. 

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